The influence of the heavenly combinations (nabhasayoga) ||36||
1There is no (native) who does not experience changes due to the mutual conjunctions (of the planets) which arc called “yogas”; these so-called, “yogas” have meanings which depend on the natures of the planets and on their courses through the signs and so forth.
2These yogas, with the series of the qualities of the signs beginning with the ascendant or with that occupied by the Moon at the births of creatures are said by the ancient Greeks to be formed in the likeness (sadrsya) of shapes (samsthana).
3For one who sees objects of various natures, the likeness of shapes is infinite; these are to be understood as existing in the various parts of the world and having names similar to their likenesses of shape.
4There is a natural acquisition of qualities which arises from the union of things pertaining to the signs and things which have forms like them … .
5If all the planets are in the seven places between the ascendant and the ascendant and are not to be seen among the visible (stars), then this yoga is called by the wise “the ship” (nau), and leads to the birth of those who have troubles and lose what they have gained.
6If all the planets are thus and are among the visible (stars), they recognize here “the umbrella” (atapatra); if (the native) is short-lived, it gives pleasure at the beginning; if he is long-lived, it gives good results at the end.
7If they are between mid-heaven and hypogee in the eastern hemisphere, it is called “the bow” (dhanus); in this yoga are born men who are wealthy in the latter half of their lives and who have famous courage.
8But if they all are in the western hemisphere, it is named “the false bow” (kutadhanus) ; it causes the birth of men oppressed by thievery, injury, depraved actions, and bondage.
9If all the planets are in one of these four yogas, but they do not begin with a cardine it is called “the half-moon bow” (dhanur ardhacandra); it is always the best and causes the birth of commanders (nayaka) and generals (prtanapati).
10If all the planets are in the two trines of the ascendent, and in the ascendant itself, they say it is called “the three-peaked mountain” (srngataka); in it they say is the birth of lords (isvara) who are fond of strife and are famous.
11If the malefic planets are in the ascendant and descendent and the benefics in mid-heaven and hypogee, they call it “the barley” (yava); in it is obtained the birth of men saddened by troubles, labors, wanderings, and wounds.
12If the malefic planets are in mid-heaven and hypogee and the benefics in the ascendant and descendent, it is “the thunderbolt” (vajra); those born in it are happy at the beginnings and ends of their lives, but suffer many losses in the middle.
13If both the benefic and the malefic planets are in the successive cardines, they call it “the lotus” (padma); men born in it are rich in garlands, ornaments, women and great beauty.
14If the benefit planets are in the cardines and the malefics in the other places, they call it “the garland” (mala); one born in it is endowed with garlands, clothes, ornaments, women, standards and measures, food, and wealth.
15If the planets are four places apart without being in a cardine, they call it “the well” (vapi); a man born in it is famous and enjoys the world, position, and righteousness (dharma); later he has a few sons.
16If all the planets are in successive trines without being in the ascendant, it is called “the plough” (hala); it causes the birth of farmers who have vast hoards and whose enemies are overcome.
17If the malefic planets are in the cardines and the benefits are not, this is “the serpent” (sarpa); in it is the birth of fools, injured men, thieves, frauds, prisoners, and vagrants.
18If all the planets are in the ascendant and descendent, they call it “the wagon” (sakata); they say it causes the birth of men afflicted by bondage, wandering, and disease, of paupers, and of those who marry bad wives.
19If all the planets are in mid-heaven and hypogee, they call it “the bird” (vihaga); those born in it lose their independence, their land, and their property, but attain happiness in a foreign country.
20If all the planets are in the ascendant and hypogee, they call it “the fish” (matsya); in it is born a fickle, but charming man whose enterprises, family, and behavior are not steady.
21If all the planets are in the ascendant and mid-heaven, they call it “the banner” (dhvaja); in it are born those whose honor is obtained by their family and position and whose fame is increased by their wealth.
22If all the planets are in mid-heaven and the decendant, they call it “the crooked one” (vakraka); in it is born a poor man who obeys orders, gets no pay, and has a poor memory.
23If all the planets are in the descendent and hypogee, they call it “the conch” (sankha); men born in it are sick in the beginning and love another man’s wife, but afterwards they are happy and wise.
24If all the planets are in two consecutive places beginning with the ascendant, they call this yoga “the great club” (mahagada); it leads to the birth of men who are servants to the desires of others.
25If the same yoga begins with mid-heaven, (it leads to the birth) of those whose wealth and property increase and decrease; if from the descendent, of those afflicted by debt; and if from hypogee, of the initiated.
26If all the planets are in three places – namely, the hypogee and the places before and after it – they call it “the tortoise” (kurma); in it is born a king of great fame who has many wives, sons, relatives, and allies.
27If the ascendant is the middle place in this yoga, he is wealthy and knows much, and his actions are firm in quarrels; if the descendent, one whose intelligence is obtained by listening to others; and if mid-heaven, one whose wife is a widow.
28If all the planets are in three consecutive places beginning with the asccndant, they call it “the mace” (musala) ; it produces a man who is struck by blows of rocks, is hindered by his brothers in his youth, and has no wealth.
29If it begins from hypogee, know that it is the origin of men afflicted by grief, pain, and fatigue in their youth; if it begins from the descendent, of those oppressed by disease; and if from midheaven, of men who are slow-moving in their limbs.
30If all the planets are in the four places (beginning with) the ascendant, mid-heaven, the descendent, or hypogee, they call it “the staff” (danda); in it is born one who loses his sons and wives, has no possessions, is a person of the lowest conduct, is maimed, and has a bad character.
31If all the planets are in five places consecutively from the ascendant, this yoga is called “the couch’ (sayani); one born in it has his honor increased by the glory of his family and is always happy.
32If it begins from hypogee, it is called “the tail” (langula); it gives the birth of those who serve others. If it is from the descendent, it is called “the ladder” (nisrayani) and produces a rogue who is fond of gambling and troubled by wandering.
33If it begins from mid-heaven, it is called “the spear” (kunta); this causes the birth of men who do honorable things. If it begins from the Moon, of men who are furious in battle. If it begins from any other place, it has no name (or special influence).
34If all the planets are in six successive places, they call it “the row” (pankti); if it begins from the ascendent, it produces a king; if from (another) cardine, the king’s prime minister (nrpamantrimukhya).
35If it begins from another sign which is not a cardine, the man born in this panktiyoga is rich in animals. A man with high understanding should realize that the influence is thus to be determined, but that the use of the influence is by means of indeterminable forms.
36If all the planets are in six alternate places and if it begins with the ascendant, they call it “the circle” (cakra); one born in it is a wealthy king who has many slaves and much treasure and eats well.
37If the planets are in the other places and the yoga is in reverse, they call it “the water-pot” (kalasa); they say it gives birth to good men who have extensive heaps and piles of grain.
38If there is a yoga like “the tortoise” at hypogee and another at the ascendant and if two planets are on the two sides of mid-heaven, (they call) it “the full pot” (purnakumbha); it leads to the birth of men made famous by their families and gaining renown for their own deeds.
39If this yoga is in reverse, its influence will lead to the birth of paupers who have diminished happiness. If there are yogas like “the (full) pot” at the ascendant and the descendent, both before and behind, it is said to be similarly auspicious.
40If all the planets are mixed up together in the cardines, they call this yoga “the city” (nagara); it gives birth to kings who are fond of riots and battles.
41If four planets are respectively in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth places, and the rest are in the cardines (other than the fourth), this yoga is called “the swing” (dola) ; it causes the birth of famous men who desire to travel much.
42If all the planets are to the left and right of the ascendent and of the descendent, (it is called) “dexterity” (caturya); they cause the birth of doctors, those who serve others, vagrants, ascetics, and the injured.
43When this yoga occurs with respect to mid-heaven and hypogee, they call it “wisdom” (vidya); (those born in it) think of unrighteousness (adharma) and are evil in the world; they are chastised by kings and are incompetent in the five duties (pancaprayoga) and in the good.
44These are the yogas of images (described) by the Greeks or those which are said to be undistinguishable (from them) at birth; now I will describe the other yogas which give results through number and relate to the places.
45If (all the planets) are bunched together in one place, they call this yoga “the ball” (golaka); it causes the birth of men who go astray and are grieved, of dirty fellows whose retinues are bad.
46If they are all in two places and do not duplicate previously described yogas, they know it as “the yoke” (yuga); (it causes the birth) of unstable men whose wealth is lost and who are injured and maimed; of heretics and ruined men who resort to others.
47If all the planets are in three places and do not duplicate previously described yogas, they call it “the spike” (sula); one born in it is tormented by gout, and his family and wealth are lost and gone before him.
48If they are in four places and do not duplicate the previously described yogas, they call it “the meadow” (kedara); a man born in it is rich with a wealth of arable land and cows, and is lord of family, grain, food, and friends.
49If all are in five places and do not duplicate the previously described yogas, they call it “the noose” (pasa); it gives birth to men oppressed by kings, obstructed by bonds, and making efforts for many and varied reasons.
50If the planets are in six places and do not duplicate previously described yogas, they call it “the foot-rope” (damani); one born in it is generous, carrying objects for others and obeying the commands of others in sexual intercourse and business.
51If all the planets are in seven places and not close together, those who are wise in the science call it “the lyre” (vina); a man born in it has wealth and connections acquired by his own prowess, and his excellence and (knowledge of) the meaning of the sciences are famous.
52If the benefit planets are in the sixth, seventh, and eighth places, while the malefic are in the corresponding places with respect to the ascendant, they say it is applicable in the births of the best of men; (it produces) one who is free from enemies, toil, disease, and sorrow.
53Having determined the likeness-yogas (sadrsyayoga) and the number-yogas (sankhyayoga) on the basis of the planets in the places, there is also a name-yoga (samjnayoga) which exercises its influence; if the benefit planets are strong, a famous king is born in this yoga who possesses other people’s wealth.
54If all the planets used in this yoga are in moving signs, it is called “the rope” (rajju); establishing a bad influence in this yoga, there is born one whose wealth is accumulated by wandering in foreign countries.
55If all the planets are in fixed signs, it is called “club-shaped” (mausala) ; establishing an influence of another sort, it determines the birth of men with families whose positions are secure, who have large bodies, and who are the best in their families (kula).
56If they are in ambiguous signs, the yoga is called “the reed” (nala) and is another establishing an evil influence; it causes the birth of men who take many positions and perform clever actions.
57If these yogas which have been described are influential and are mixed with other strong yogas or have their strength increased by yogas of planets being in their own exaltations, then each exercises its own influence as described.
58Those yogas which excel with regard to planets and places are said to be influential at birth; the rest are to be recognized (as being influential) always in the astakavargas and in the dasas, with sub-periods of fruition arising in the course of time.
59Thus is described the whole of the method relating to the birth of people which has various signs, distinguishing marks, and characteristics, together with the changes which are caused with respect to each other by the outgo and income of the signs, planets, yogas, and times.