Classification of Substances ||41||
1I shall now expound, on the authority of the Sastras, the Rasis which have been stated by ancient sages for a knowledge of good and bad effects as presiding over particular substances or objects.
2Sign Mesha presides over cloths, sheeps wool, clothes made of goats’ hair, lentils, wheat, resin, barley, herbs growing on land and gold.
3Sign Vrishabha presides over cloths, flowers, wheat, rice, barley, buffaloes and bullocks; Mithuna over corn autumnal creepers such as vines, bulbs of lilies and cotton.
4Karkataka presides over Paspalum, plantains, Durva grass, fruits, bulbs, fragrant leaves and cocoanuts; Simha over husk-grains, juices, skins of lions, etc. and jaggery.
5Kanya presides over Atasi (common flax), Kalaya com, horse-gram, wheat, green gram and leguminous seeds; Tula, over black gram, barley, wheat and mustard.
6Vrischika presides over sugarcane, whatever grows being watered, such as fruits of creepers, iron or bell-metal, goats’ and sheep’s wool; Dhanus, over horses, salt, cloths, missiles sesamum, corn and roots.
7Makara presides over trees, shrubs, whatever grows through being watered, sugarcane, gold and black metal, i.e., iron; Kumbha, over water-products, fruits, flowers, gems and brilliant things.
8Meena presides over such jewels as come from testaceous animals, e.g. from the pearl oyster, water-products, diamonds, various oils and fish-products.
9-10Jupiter posited in the 4th, the 10th, the 2nd, the 11th, the 7th, the 9th or the 5th house from any Rasi causes the increase of the objects assigned thereto. So does Mercury, when posited in the 2nd, the 11th, the 10th, the 5th or the 8th house therefrom. Venus posited in the 6th or the 7th house from a Rasi destroys its objects while in the other houses, he promotes their growth Malefics posited in the 3rd, the 6th, the 10th and the 11th houses from a Rasi prove beneficial, while in the rest, they are harmful.
11If malefics in strength occupy the houses (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th and l2th) with respect to a Rasi, the articles assigned to that Rasi will become very costly and scarce.
12If there be strong benefics in the auspicious houses from a Rasi, the articles thereof will thrive fetch good price and have great demand.
13If a Rasi be aspected by strong benefics, there will be no harm done to its articles, even though the benefics are posited in unfavourable houses (i.e., other than those mentioned in Slokas 9 and 10). The aspect of maleiics produces contrary results.