Stellar Effects

(Notes of Lecture given at Indian council of Astrological Studies, Hyderabad, India)

My Guru, Late Dr.B.V.Raman, told me to read the book “Nadi Jyothisha or The Stellar Astrology” by Late Sri R.Gopala Krishna Rao (Meena) published in 1954. It is out of print now. Fortunately I could get Xerox copy of the same from Ranjan Publications, Delhi. Sri R.Gopala Krishna Rao in the Preface of his book writes ” The method I have pursued and which I have presented in the pages of this book, is an ancient one. It has hitherto been kept confidential without being brought to light. The authors of this method have recorded Nadis on palm leaves. What was possible to Sages is equally possible to those who take pains to investigate and understand the science correctly by the method herein revealed. It is not only the constellations, which are to be studied, but also, the characters (Gunas) of the planets are to be reckoned in moulding the results. The usual Guna of a planet may appear to be good in ( Sthoola) the outward appearance, but internally ( Sookshma) it may not be so.

I give below some of the extracts from this book for your further study and research.


Jupiter and Mercury are Sattvikas. Sun, Moon and Venus are Rajasas. Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are Thamasas. By Sathvikas is meant planets, who are, by nature , pure in character, that is, they will be inclined to do good.

By Rajasas is meant planets who by nature have both good and bad characters.

By Thamasas is meant planets who have by nature bad characters only.

Sathvic planets give good results when they remain pure and unalloyed in Sathvic nature.The same applies to Rajasic and Thamasic planets. It is not very harmful if the Sathvic and Rajasic planets get Rajasic and Sathvic natures respectively, but they should never acquire Thamasic nature. And the Thamasic planets should never get Rajasic nature if they are to give satisfactory results.

Example1: Aries lagna, Jupiter in Aries lagna is good in places from 266deg 40 min to 280 degrees. Jupiter is Uttarashada in Sun star. But if Sun is in combination with Saturn, an inimical atmosphere arises out of that combination and mixture of good and bad results follow. If this Sun is in own housewith Saturn, good results will be greater then bad by reason of Sun remaining in his own house and Saturn being weak. If this Sun is in Capricorn with Saturn, bad results will be greater than good by reason of Sun being weak and Saturn being strong in his own house. If Sun is aspected by Saturn or Sun is in Saturn star, mixed results follow. Even if Sun is alone but in debilitation, good results re meagre. If debilitated Sun is aspected by Moon, friend of Sun and lord of 4th house, the friendly rays of Moon cause good effects.

Example 2: We have seen planet in good constellation giving mixed results. We shall see how mixed results occur even when planet remains in bad constellation. Scorpio lagna, Moon in Scorpio debilitated in Jyeshta Mercury star. Mercury is with Jupiter in Sagittarius. Jupiter is in his own house. Jupiter is a Yogakaraka for this lagna. Hence good effects prevail by reason of the good influence of Jupiter on Moon through Mercury and his star Jyeshta.

How to examine the Bhava of a horoscope- Jeeva (soul) and Sharira ( body)

Sagittarius lagna, lord of 7th Mercury is in Sravana Mercury star. So Moon becomes the Jeeva of the 7th bhava. Further Moon is n Bharani Venus star andVenus becomes the Sharira of the 7th bhava. If this Moon is with Mars in Aries, Mars is the most powerful planet for being in own house. Thus Mars becomes the Jeep. If Mars is in Critic Sun star, Sun becomes the Sharira. If Mercury is in Scorpio in own star Jyeshta, Mercury himself becomes the Jeeva. In such cases the lord of the house in which the Jeeva is situated becomes the Sharira.

Pisces lagna, Jupiter lord of the 10th bhava is in own star Purvabhadra in Pisces. Jupiter becomes Jeeva. Besides Jupiter occupies his own house Pisces. So Jupiter himself becomes Sharira also.

For benefic results, the Jeep and Sharira of the bhava should be situated inbenefic houses. But in cases where either Jeeva or Sharira is rendered weak, the results will be bad. Results do not depend solely on the situation of the Jeeva and Sharira, the Gunas acquired by both the Jeeva and sharira on account of their situation play a greater part in changing the results. Further, if the Jeeva and Sharira are inimically disposed toward each other, the results will not be good. Excellent results follow, when, in addition to the above, the Jeeva and Sharira are in their friendly, own or exalted houses, in order, provided that they are not aspected by or in conjunction with the particular malefics of the native’s lagna.

House of Finance ( Dhana Bhava)

Example1: Gemini lagna, Moon is in Pushyami star. and lord Moon is in own house, but in Saturn star. Saturn is a Thamasi and lord of 8th in additon. Hence the native lost thousand by reason of the bank going into liquidation where he had deposited.

Example2: Sagittarius lagna, 2nd lord Saturn is in 12th house, which is Vyaya Sthana, Expenditure house. Yet the native’s finances are satisfactory. Saturn is in Jyeshta Mercury star. Mercury is 7th lord and Saturn gets the influence of 7th Quadrant and Saturn in 7th is very powerful.

Example3: Lei lagna, 2nd lord Mercury is in Virgo exalted, but in Chitta Mars star. Mercury and Mars are enemies. Hence there are the bad finances of the native.

Example4: Libra Laguna, 2nd lord Mars is Scorpio in own house, but I Visakha star of Jupiter. Jupiter is not a Yogakaraka to this lagna and further Jupiter is lord of 3rd and 6th houses. If this mars is in Jyeshta star of Mercury, who is a Yogakaraka to this lagna, there will be good finances. If this Mercury is in lagna, which is a powerful place for Mercury (Jupiter and Mercury are powerful in lagna kendra) or if this Mercury is in Leo in 11th house, the native of the former case will have more wealth than the latter case.

Similarly other bhavas are to be judged.

How to predict the results of a Dasa

Before commencing to predict the results of a Dasa, the ownership, situation, aspects on etc of the lord of the Dasa should be noted. The Guna (nature) of the lord of the Dasa should also be considered. Further it must be decided, to which bhava the lord of the Dasa is the Jeeva as thenative will enjoy the results of that bhava during the said period.

Example: Leo lagna, Mercury is in Hasta star and Saturn is in Sravana star. Both are in Moon star. Moon is in Mula star of Ketu. So Moon becomes the Jeeva of both the 2nd and 7th bhavas. Moon being in Ketu star becomes Thamasa in nature. Hence during Moon Dasa the native was separated from his wife and sustained financial losses.

Similarity in planetary influences indicating same events in parents’ and children’s’ charts.t

Example: In father’s chart, Scorpio lagna, Education bhava 4th lord Saturn is in Jyeshta star of Mercury. Mercury becomes the Jeeva of this bhava. He is lord of 8th house and is conjunction with Sun and Jupiter in the 12th bhava. Hence thefather did not have much of education. In son’s chart, Taurus lagna, the 9th house of father is Capricorn. The 4th house from Capricorn will indicate the father’s education. The 4th house is Aries and Mars its lord is in Kritika Sun star. Hence Sun becomes the Jeeva of the Vidya bhava of the father. Sun is in conjunction with Jupiter lord of 8th bhava. This indicates also poor education of the father.

Mixed results in Dasas of Dasanathas in mixed sways

If a planet is situated in a star of a bad and enemy planet, the results will be bad in the first portion of the formers Dasa and good results will be forthcoming only in the latter period of the Dasa . If a planet is situated in the star of a good planet, who is himself in combination with a bad planet, the Dasa will commence with good results, but the latter portion of the Dasa will be bad.

Example1: Aries lagna, Mercury is in Virgo in Uttara Sun star. Sun is in combination with a bad planet Rahu in Leo. Hence in Mercury Dasa from the beginning till the commencement of Rahu Bhukti, the native enjoyed a good official career. But in Rahu Bhukti, the native lost his position all of sudden.

Example2: Aries lagna, Jupiter is in Satabhisha star of Rahu a Thamasic planet. But Rah is in combination with Moon in Taurus a Yogakartaka for this chart. Hence the first half of Jupiter Dasa was a life of miseries to the native while in the latter half he enjoyed good life.

Example 3: Taurus lagna, Moon is in Aswini Ketu star. Further Moon is the 3rd lord and remains in the 12rth bhava. Yet the person rose in rank as an officer in Moon Dasa itself. The reason is Ketu is in combination with Saturn 9th and 10th lord in Virgo. Dharma Karma Yoga effect on Moon has taken place. Hence there is fine result in Moon Dasa. This is about the bright and good side in Moon Dasa. But we should not forget the dark side of Aswan Moon. Although the native rose in rank in Moon Dasa, he had the bad effect of theAswini Moon also. For a time he was bedridden. And one noteworthy thing was that his attempt to go to foreign countries for bettering his prospects failed.

Last days of life

This is judged from the 8th house the house of longevity. Jeeva and Sharira of a bhava are the chief promoters of that bhava. Their very names suggest that Jeeva controls the intrinsic effects in the soul while the Sharira the outward things that pertain to the body. When we think of that with respect thehouse of longevity the 8th bhava, the Jeeva represents the soul while the Sharira represents the body and constitutioin that preserves the soul.

Between the two if anyone is weak, things representative of it will suffer and by a comparative study of the Jeeva and Sahrira of the 8th bhava the mode of death may be judged as follows:


  1. Jeeva weaker than Sharira gives short illness and if the disparity is too great the period of illness will be far lessened.
  2. Jeeva stronger than Sharira gives long illness before death and the wider the disparity between the two the longer would be the duration of illness.
  3. Both Jeeva and Sharira are equally strong or weak gives sudden death without illness with this difference that in the case of strength there will be no pain endured at the last moment while in the other case terrible bodily suffering will be felt.


Example1: Gemini lagna, Saturn in lagna in Aridra star of Rahu. Rahu is in Virgo in Uttara star of Sun. Sun is in Libra in debilitation. The Jeeva and Sharira of the 8th bhava are Rahu and Sun respectively. Between the two, Sun is in debilitation and hence awfully weaker than Rahu. As it is sharira that is weaker he suffered for six months and died in Sun Dasa.

Shanti Karma

For the evil caused by Jupiter for Libra lagna during his period, Shanti will be effective if done to Jupiter alone as he is malefic by himself and caused the result independently. For Sagittarius lagna and Jupiter related with Venus causing evil during Jupiter Dasa, it is evident the evil is caused by the malefic Venus and not by Jupiter. In this case, Shanti should be done to Venus and not to Jupiter.The relationship can be by conjunction, aspect and stellar connection.

During the period of the same Jupiter for Sagittarius Lagna (Jupiter is in Bharani star 3rd pada), the malefic effect will be seen in the 3rd quarter of Jupiter Dasa. When that Jupiter was showing himself to be benefic till that time, he has suddenly changed his colours has caused evil. Does it not show that somebody else causes the evil by relationship? It is evident that Venus for Sagittarius Laguna is a great malefic being the 6th and 11th lord and Jupiter being placed in such a malefic’s star has attained Venus colours during the chara period of his Dasa. Then to whom should Shanti be done? Evidently for Venus.

Worship of Deities may be done as follows: Jupiter and Mercury – Vishnu; Moon- Parvati; Venus-Lakshmi; Mars-Kumaraswami; Sun-Eswara; Saturn-Yama.
If they are further joined or related with other planets, the combinations may be as follows:
Mars and Mercury-Urge Vishnu therefore Narasimhaswamy; Moon and Rahu-Ugra Devi that is Durga, Kalika, Chamundeswari etc.

Many other points:

Many other important points are given in this book about different bhavas such as number of coborns, education, vehicles, property, hospital births, whether the native is first wife’s or second wife’s child, number and sex of children, different diseases, multiplemarriages, divorces, selection of the partner from two horoscopes, profession, one planet control, parivartana effect etc.


Since it is difficult to cover all points given in the book, it is worth that the book may be obtained from Ranjan Publications, 16 Ansari Road, Daryagunj, New Delhi- 110002, if it is available and studied thoroughly for predictive purposes.