The influence of the ripening of the dasas ||40||
1In the dasa of the Moon, (the native) always obtains profits which result from grief and fatigue, from association with women, from activities involving garlands and sexual intercourse, from receiving gifts, and from behaving gently;
2from traveling, from ornaments, jewels, what is bright and spotless, clarified butter, and milk, or from lotuses; from oil, sugar-cane, beans, and wool-dye; from good men, from his mother’s allies, and from resorting to Brahmanas.
3(He obtains) the scattering of his allies, a bad sadhu, quarrels with his associates, the birth of daughters, and obstruction by fierce and famous nobles (Aryas) – and friendship with those who follow his dharma and with the elders.
4(He gets) the honesty of intelligent men, gentleness, laziness in business, and subjection to sex; concern for his dharma, the gods, and Brahmanas, and attachment to drinking, eating, and sleeping.
5His acquisition of wealth falls between two extremes – illness and weakness, and praise and renown; as the Moon waxes, wanes, and waxes again, he obtains a good reputation, then poverty, and then the attainment of tranquility and good qualities.
6In the dasa of Mars (the native) obtains money from thefts, wars, and tumults, from quarrels, the crushing of his enemies, battles, riots, divisions, and frauds, and from actions involving debts.
7(His wealth) increases by means of gold, copper (tamra), kings, smelting (agnikarma), lands, sheep, goats, and woolens, by sudden, sharp, and pungent injuries, and injuries caused by his sons.
8(He earns) the hatred of his brothers, sons, wife, and friends, and wins in arguments with others; (he has) diseases caused by thirst, fever, blood, poison, bile, fainting, wounds, and the breaking of his limbs.
9He becomes sharp and impatient without reason; he perseveres at hunting and acts unrighteously (adharma); he knows his strength and uses pungent language; he desires other men’s property and wives;
10He quarrels with men of good conduct and with the elders, but is friendly with bad and fierce bullies; then this man obtains fame and a series of connections with many enterprises.
11In the dasa of Mercury he always obtains praise for his good qualities and friendship among good men; he gets the favor of the acceptance of his words among the tribes (ganas); and he is happy and prosperous and has friends.
12He earns a profit from things relating to the arts, merchandise, litigations, crafts, cleverness, humor, traveling, and story-telling; from directing businesses, and from actions involving a knowledge of writing, drawing, and reading, alchemy (? dhatvartha), and poetry;
13From acting as a messenger, serving a lord (isvara), acting on a stage, the efforts of friends and sons, and elders and Brahmanas; from things relating to strength, summer grain, gestures, the female door-keepers of: the king, and the fine arts;
14By means of gold, jewels, garments, lands, and sons, or by means of faults, snatching, conciliation, and separation; by means of toils which torment the mind, and by means of grief caused by the hatred and cruelty of his relatives.
15He has the varied results of many activities-possessions, science and learning, and lawful (dharma) acquisitions, as well as diseases stirred up by the wind or violently let loose by bile and phlegm.
16In the dasa of Venus he obtains pleasures which cause joy, beauty, and handsomeness, and are resplendent with good food, drink, clothes, perfumes, garlands, music, singing, and sexual intercourse.
17He has many-colored jewels like pearls, and many wives, sons, and friends, and possessions which bring glory through his cows, bulls, lands, intelligence, and sexual intercourse.
18He obtains possessions, treasures, or the property of others, and not a little wealth by contrivances, from ploughing or from buying and selling or from women or from what pertains to cows and buffaloes.
19He is obstructed by kings, Nisadas, the leaders of families (kulas) and , of bands (vrndas), and those who practice righteousness (dharma); but he is pleased by prostitutes, women, families (kutumbas), crystal, winnowing baskets, market places, merchandise, and the elders of caravans (sarthavrddhas).
20He is attracted to evil women and has bad relatives; he obtains griefs caused by his friendship with ill-behaving people, and diseases in his body arising from phlegm and caused by overindulgence in sexual intercourse, sitting down, and riding.
21In the dasa of Jupiter he becomes proud, his good qualities increase, his intelligence is awakened, and he becomes a leader; (he earns) his money from things which pertain to his good policy, litigations, advice, actions leading to full growth, and remedies (bhisak);
22From things pertaining to gods, Brahmanas, ministers (amatya), elders, kings (ksitisa), sacrifices and their meanings, learning, horses, and chariots; (…)
23(He obtains) a wide-spread wealth (consisting) of guilds (sreni), cities (pura), villages (grama), elephants, horses, carriages, umbrellas, banners, the sounding of trumpets, and gold, as well as good sons, the best education, wives, servants, and mines of jewels.
24He enters into friendship with great and good men-those who are experts in Vedic studies (svadhyayavrddhas) and chief ministers of the king (nrpamantrimukhyas); he enjoys his own dharma which is perfect for that time, and he hates the enemies of the Brahmanas who rejoice in unrighteousness (adharma).
25He obtains misery from his bewilderment on considering the methods of confirming ideas of subtle meaning; and he gets diseases which cause a loss of virility and madness and which arise in the fat and the ears.
26In the dasa of the Sun he gets excessive harshness and fierceness, and the strength, might, and heat of powerful men; he has fame, respect, constant activity, and a great accumulation of honour.
27His wealth consists of gold, copper (tamra), swords, small bones (ivory?), skins, woolens, and woven goods, and (he gets them) from the king, from stealing, serving others, injury, and toil, and from activities involving travel and medicines.
28He loses his money, which causes his wife and children to get sick, and he quarrels with some of his relatives and servants; he is killed by the king, fire, his enemies, poison, or a sword; and he abounds in such things as false pride.
29He is agitated, has habitual insomnia, is constantly sneezing and coughing, and is dishonest; he is fond of eating meat, desires (to follow) the dharma of Yama, has a predilection for liberality, and fails in sexual intercourse.
30In this dasa he gets pain in his body by means of diseases of the heart and eyes, fevers, (sickness caused by) bile, hallucinations, hunger, and thirst, or by means of illnesses of the belly, or by such things as beatings with sticks.
31In the dasa of Saturn he is distressed by exhaustion, fatigue, calamities, and confusion, is lazy, envious, and deformed, learns how to create illusions, and is very insolent.
32He possesses women, old men, servants, tin (trapu), lead (sisa), swords, a broken head, stones, and utensils for the house and so on; an axe, old clothes, asses, and camels; money; and such things as buffaloes.
33He is honored and put in charge of cities (pura), villages (grama), and tribes (gana), and inherits position and distinction; he gets profits by means of low or very cruel methods such as hired killings.
34The possessions he has acquired with an effort are destroyed or stolen, his servants are killed, and his sons and wife die; in things he should succeed in, he fails; in battles, he loses, and his family (jati), wife, and sons are beaten;
35In (dealing with) merchandise, he suffers losses; but in misfortunes, he has power and courage; he experiences hostility caused by gossip. He always has diseases such as hunger, injuries, thirst, burns, anger, drowsiness, and delusions.