Discourses on the period of influence of the different planets with that of the sun ||60||
1-2Hari said: -The Dasa, or the maximum influence of the Sun lasts for six years, that of the Moon for fifteen years, that of Mars, for eight years, that of Mercury, for seventeen years, that of Saturn, for ten years, that of Jupiter, for nineteen years, that of Rahu, for twelve years, and that of Venus, for twenty one years.
3The influence of the Sun produces misery and anxiety and brings on the destruction of a king. The influence of the Moon yields wealth, happiness and savory edibles.
4The influence of Mercury gives heavenly bride and kingdom and increases wealth.
5The influence of Saturn brings on the destruction of kingdoms and the misery of friends. The influence of Jupiter gives kingdom, happiness and virtue.
6The influence of Rahu brings on the destruction of kingdoms, misery and diseases. The influence of Venus gives elephants, horses, kingdom and women.
7-9The constellation of Aries is the houses of Mars; Taurus, is of Jupiter; Gemini, is of Mercury; Cancer, is of the Moon; Leo, of the sun; Virgo is of Mercury; Libra, is of Venus; Scorpio, is of Mars Sagittarius, is of Jupiter; Capricornus and Aquarius are the houses of Saturn; Pisces, is of Jupiter.
10When there are two full-moon nights in one month, two Purva Ashadhas and two Ashadhas Vishnu sleeps in Cancer.
11-12aThe stars Asvini, Revati, Citra, and Dhanishtha are the most auspicious stars for starting for a new place. Deer, monkey, cat, dog, parrot, mongoose and mouse, when seen on the right side, are auspicious at the time of departure.
12b-13The daughter of a Brahmana, a dead body, conch-shell, bugle, earth, bamboo, a woman, a pitcher full of water are auspicious when seen at the time of departure. A jackal, camel, and ass the auspicious when seen on the left-hand side at the time of departure.
14Cotton, oil of a medicinal plant, burning embers, snakes, a woman with disheveled hairs, a garland of red flowers and a naked person are always inauspicious when seen.
15I will now describe the characteristic marks of hiccough. When a man stands facing the east hiccough produces great fruits. When he faces the south-east, it produces sorrow and anxiety.
16When he faces the south it does unjury. When he faces the south-west, it produces sorrow and anxiety. When he faces the west, it gives sweet food. When he faces the north-west, he obtains wealth. When he faces the north, he enters on a quarrel.
17-20When he faces the north-east he is doomed to die. These are the good and evil. fruits of hiccough. Having drawn the solar circle, one should imagine it to be the figure of a man. He should next calculate in what stars the Sun resides. He should then attribute three stars to the head; another three, to the face; one, to each shoulder; one, to each arm; one, to each hand; five star to the heart; one, to the navel; one, to the buttock; and one, to each knee-joints The remaining stars should be assigned to the feet of the Sun.
21When one’s presiding star is at the foot, the man becomes short-lived. When it is on the knee-joints, he goes to live in foreign countries. When it is on the buttock, he knows other people’s wives.
22When it is on the navel, he becomes contented with little. When it is on heart, he becomes Mahesvara. When it is on the hands, he becomes a heroes. When it is on the arms, he loses his position.
23When it is on the mouth; he obtains dainty dishes. When it is on the head, he obtains silk raiment.