The influence of the ascendant on thoughts ||58||
1If Aries is in the ascendant, one should find that he is thinking of his family (kutuumba), honey sugar (ruksa), lands, smelters (agnijiva), goats, or gold; or of quarrels, his enemies, water, the favor of outstanding men, or the reception of honour.
2If Taurus (is in the ascendant), one should say that he is thinking of cows, bulls women, beds, ploughing, or fields, or of the loss of his gold, or of the results of his deeds as a man with a family (kutumbin).
3If Gemini is in the ascendant, he is thinking of quarrels with his enemies, the illness of his son, having intercourse with a good woman, attending on saints (sadhu), or of variegated missiles, of crafts, or of the traditions (sruti).
4If the fourth sign (Cancer) ( is in the ascendant), one should say that he is thinking of foreign lands, the sight of women, sexual intercourse with women, ornamentation, meadows, grain, lotuses, flowers, or fruits.
5If Leo (is in the ascendant), one should find that he is thinking of quadrupeds, forests, woods, mountains, machines, skins, bones, body-hair, hides, houses, quarrels about activities, hunter of deer, or the king.
6If the sixth (sign) (Virgo) is in the ascendant, one should say that he is thinking of jewels, ornaments, women, lyres, sexual intercourse, the sciences, the fine arts, garments, various perfumes, attendance, or merchandise.
7If Libra (is in the ascendant), they say (he is thinking of) deeds pertaining to merchants, wares, voyages to foreign countries, and greed, or to a series of things done for the sake of his kinsmen and allies, or of his grandfather, or of one who nourished him, or of his home.
8If the eighth (sign) (Scorpio) is in the ascendent, he is thinking of acquiring food and friends, the milking of cows, his lands, the existence of poison, stones, and staffs of udumbara-wood (ulukhala), or of the defiling of his genitals.
9If Sagittarius is in the ascendant, one should say that he is thinking of such things as warriors, missiles, studies, vows, sacrifices, the study of scripture, vehicles, horses, and chariots, of the acquisition of jewels, of his sons, or of his position.
10If Capricorn (is in the ascendant), one should find that he is thinking of his body, litigations, swords, acquisitions, business, fields, houses, money, acts pertaining to the protection of his good health, or such things as women, grain, and metals (loha).
11If Aquarius (is in the ascendant), one should say that he is thinking of studies, drinking, low women, success, business, fields, quadrupeds, gambling, parks, burdens, the permanence of his actions, or iron (ayasa).
12If Pisces is in the ascender& he is thinking of gems, jewels, wares, journeys abroad, the respect of his elders (guru), or honour, or of the foreign trips and returns of his friends, the worship of the gods, women, or heaps of jewels and grain.
13Knowing properly the qualities of the lords of the signs and of the signs themselves, and the natures of the Decans, navamsas, and dvadasamsas, the intelligent (astrologer) may establish the rule (with respect to) the thoughts (of the querist) without taking into consideration the planets in the twelve places.
14The wise and clever (astrologer), having determined the characteristics of the Decanates, the signs, and the planets separately, should tell the rule (with respect to) the thoughts (of the querist), which is characterized by complications, according to their strengths.