The Planetary Triangle ||20||

1The direction in which all the non-luminaries are sighted after their emergence from the Sun or are eclipsed by the Sun will be afflicted with famine, war and diseases.
2The configurations termed (chakra discus), (Dhanus-bow), (Sringataka-triangle), (Danda-staff), (Pura-town,) are (Prasa-dart) and (Vajra thunderbolt), bring famine and drought to mankind and promote war among kings.
3In any part of the sky where a cluster of planets is seen at Sunset, there will be another king in the country corresponding to that quarter, and there will be great trouble from foreign foes.
4When planets come together in any asterism, people belonging to that particular asterism (vide Adhyaya XIV, supra) will be killed. But they will prove auspicious to the same people if they shed bright and do not occult each other.
5I shall now describe the characteristics and effects of the six planetary combinations, viz, Samvarta concourse, Samagama gathering, Sammoha tarnishing, Samaja meeting, Sannipata-encounter, and Kosa fellowship.
6-8When four or five planets, marching or stationary, congregate in a single asterism, the Yoga is termed संवत or concourse. If they be also combined with Rahu or a comet, it is called सम्मोह or tarnishing. When a stationary planet associates with another stationary planet, or one on March with another of the same type, the conjunction is named or meeting. When some other planet joins the party made up of Jupiter and Saturn, there is कोश or fellowship. If two planets, one rising heliacally in the east and the other in the south (a little behind), it is called सभिपात or an encounter. Any conjunction of planets other than the above five is called सभिपात or gathering, in which the effect will always be auspicious, if the planets be large, resplendent, and natural in appearance.
9The effects of the two Yogas and are indifferent, i.e., neither good, nor bad, and are dangerous to people. In Yoga, the year will be very beneficial, while in there will certainly be the raging of hostilities.