The influence of astakavarga on thoughts ||61||
1If the ascendant of the nativity is in the ascendant (at the time of the query), he is thinking of the care of his body, good health, or happiness; but if it is aspected by a “blazing” (vidipta) planet, (he thinks of) the appearance of the good; if by malefic and “deprived” (rahita) (planets), of loss.
2If the ascendant of the nativity is in the hypogee, one should say that the querist is thinking of position, wealth, and money, of the stability of a house-holder, of the acquisition of his share, or of meeting with friends, mistresses, and those who have been abroad.
3If the ascendant of the nativity is in the descendent, (he is thinking of) banishment from his country, of always being on the road, of misfortune for his own body and for his wife, or of the splitting up of (the wealth) he has collected together.
4If the ascendant of the nativity is in mid-heaven, one should find that he is thinking of position, victory, honor, nobility, lordship (aisvarya), command, or being treated courteously and taken seriously by others.
5A sign is regarded as strong because it has come to the place which it occupied in the nativity (bhumau); if as well it is occupied or aspected by its lord which is in the position it occupied at the nativity (svabhumi), then good is seen to appear.
6If (the sign) is not in the place it occupied at the nativity, or if it is occupied by an enemy (of its lord), or if its lord is overcome, it is deprived of strength. And any (sign) that is elsewhere than in its place in the nativity (murti), along with its condition, significance, and qualities as described, is said to be inauspicious.
7If the sign occupied by the Moon at the nativity is in the ascendant, one should find (that he is thinking of) toil, misfortune in his undertakings, sorrow, the destruction of his business, the loss of his friends and money, or injury to his body.
8When the ascendant of the nativity is in the ascendant (of the query) and is not occupied by any planet, there is said to be an influence; and so, when the sign occupied by the Moon at the nativity is in the ascendant, one should know there is an influence also, but by force.
9If the sign occupied by the Sun at the nativity is in the ascendant, they know that he is thinking of failure in his actions or of his lost money; if the sign occupied by Jupiter at the nativity, of righteousness (dharma), his children, the accumulation of money, or success;
10If the sign occupied by Mercury, of prosperity caused by (his knowledge of) the traditions (sruti), writing, and crafts, and by friends and business enterprises; if the sign occupied by Man, of success with regard to such things as the agitation of his brothers, strife, losses, wandering, and evil;
11If the sign occupied by Venus (is in the ascendant), they say that he is thinking of such things as sexual intercourse, jewels, women, perfumes, clothes, good health, and happiness; if the sign occupied by Saturn, of diseases, obstruction, bondage, misery, fatigue, and omens (nimitta) regarding his undertakings.
12The aspect of the benefit lord of the sign is good, of a malefic one not. In the case of those (planets) which are transiting the signs occupied by each other (at the nativity), (one should predict) whatever was set forth in order in (the section on) astakavarga.