Twin Births

Following article was published inThe Express Star Teller” Magazine February 1999, from Chennai.

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I happen to go through the articles in EST August 1998 issue about twin births. The editor, in the editorial, rightly pointed outwould you like to solve the greatest puzzle of interpreting the charts of twins, born within a few minutes of each other?” . It is really the greatest puzzle and none of the rules given will apply totally.

While appreciating the articles by S. P. Pahwa, E. K. Dilipkumar and S. S. Gola on twins, I find some discrepancies while applying their rules to the 6 twin charts dealt with in their three articles.

The rule that Sun in a quadruped sign of the native to be born as one of the twins is found only in one chart given by Dilipkumar(Sun 24. 54 in the quadruped sign of second part of Sagittarius)out of the 6 charts given. The second rule is that the other planets (or many planets) occupy (usually) the dual signs and in the 6 charts given, in the first chart there are no planets, in the second fourth charts there are 3 planets, in the third chart there are 6 planets, in the fifth chart there are four planets and in the last chart there are five planets, in the dual signs. The third rule that the 3rd 11th lords will be well connected as given by Dilipkumar is not found in the charts given by Pahwa Gola.

The rule given by Pahwa is that if the lords of the 1st 5th houses are together in kendra in association with a benefic planet and the lord of the 2nd house strong, the native may be blessed with twin boys. This condition is not found in the given charts of the parents of the twins, showing only the influence of male planets without specifically mentioning the reason for twin births to the parents. It is also mentioned by Pahwa to note in the twin charts the position of Jupiter, Sun. Mars Saturn in Sthira rasis and this is not found in one of his charts and the other charts given by Dilip Gola. It is not understood why he also stated to note the conjunction of 4 planets with Rahu in Scorpio in one of the twin charts. The question of death of one of the twins is anyway not dealt with.

Mr. Dilipkumar dealt with Dasamsa chart only for profession and had not analysed the important aspect why one of the twins got married and blessed with a son and the other twin is not married so far as on date. Dr. Gola also had not given why the elder twin got married on 12 July 1995 while the other got married in Feb 1998 and dealt with Saptamsa chart of elder twin only for late birth of a daughter on 12 July 1997. The authors had not given more of the past events of the twins regarding the details of their parents, coborns, education, profession, marriage, children etc and also the degrees of the planets and lagna.

In the given 6 charts, the birth time differences between the twins are 10, 5, 11, 10, 20 6 minutes respectively. As such the lagnas in divisional charts change and it almost amounts to the discussion of separate charts irrespective that they are twins. If the birth time difference is of a minimum of 2 to 3 minutes, the lagna of Shashtiamsa 7 3 chart( 1/60 divisional chart) only will be effected and all the analysis of other charts regarding marriage, children, profession etc will be the same. In such a case, how to distinguish the differences of the life patterns of the twins is really a riddle. If there is birth of two persons to different parents in different places or on same place with a difference of 2 to 3 minutes in birth time, then to analyze the life patterns is still a problem. Mr. Dilipkumar correctly pointed out that we do not have the sufficient knowledge of how to use the 16 divisional charts given by Maharishi Parasara. Imagine what happens to the analysis if one wants to get into the Nadi Amsha psttern (1/300 part of 6’arc or 24 seconds birth difference), where there is no reliable literature at all about the Nadi Amshas application.

In my recent visit to USA to give lectures there in the conferences of the American Federation of Astrologers and Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, on their invitation, I found in the World Almanac that for every 3 seconds 9 births and 6 deaths take place (the scholars can think wherefrom the other 3 births, 9 births minus 6 deaths, are coming from). In India alone, I think that for every second a birth takes place. What happens to an astrologer if such 3 charts with a time difference of 1 second are given at one time for analysis? Generally, many of the astrologers are lucky enough not to get into such a mess and hence they survive with their various gimmicks.

Therefore, it is very essential to know the background of the native regarding the details about grand parents, parents, brothers sisters, education, marriage, husband/wife, children, profession etc to verify the past events, before proceeding to give other future predictions. How to verify the past events and rectify the time of birth (including the male/female birth) is still a riddle, in view of the differences in the Ayanamsha by different stalwarts.

I do not propose to claim that I know these tricks and I am still struggling to understand these intricacies, in spite of my study of this for the last three decades, maintaining the birth data and life pattern events of the known individuals. I humbly request that all astrologers should record the past events of their clients with birth data and discuss amongst themselves with an open and research mind so that some concrete conclusions and rules may come out to read a chart as per the present modern times.

However, for the sake of those who are interested in deep research, I give herewith three typical charts of twins with their birth data and some known past events with birth time difference of 2 to 3 minutes. I myself could not analyze them satisfactorily and I am keen if someone can analyze them to suit the past events and give future predictions. I find similarity of sounds in the names of twins. It is essential to give degrees of planets and lagna whenever a chart is quoted along with the Vimsottari Dasas.

CASE I: Two twin females, Date of birth 25 November 1967, Time of birth 10. 20 pm 10. 23 pm, Place of birth Longitude 78. 27 East, 17. 26 North. One elder brother; 2 sisters younger/elder not known; nonbrahmin;

father retired municipal commissioner; mother house-wife. Elder twin BSc degree, chest trouble, marriage 1989, husband conservative mind electron 7 3 ics engineer worked as lecturer left lecturer job in 1993 started joint business, female child born in 1993, native continuing her beauty clinic in India; Younger twin B. Com open university, marriage 1994, went abroad 1995, husband open minded doctor doing MD in USA went abroad Jun 1994, she did courses in beauty clinic in USA. (Data as on 30 April 1996).

The charts are as follows:

Elder /younger twin: Lagna Cancer 14. 58. 48/15. 59. 34; Leo Jupiter 11. 19. 05/11. 19. 05, Moon 17. 56. 32/17. 58. 15; Virgo Venus 23. 31. 31/23. 31. 39

Libra Ketu 4. 01. 51/4. 01. 52, Mercury 21. 54. 30/21. 54. 41; Scorpio Sun 9. 20. 16/9. 20. 34; Capricorn Mars 1. 53. 10/1. 53. 16; Pisces Saturn retrograde 12. 24. 48/12. 24. 48; Aries Rahu 4. 01. 51/4. 51. 02. Ayanamsha 23. 24. 22.

Dasa periods are Moon-Venus-Mercury for elder from 26 Feb 1996 to 21 May 1996 and for the younger from 11 Feb 1996 to 6 May 1996.

Navamsha chart same for both: Lagna Scorpio Ketu in lagna; Mars in Capricorn; Mercury in Aries; Rahu in Taurus; Jupiter in Cancer; Venus in Leo; Sun Moon in Virgo; Saturn in Libra.

CASE II: Two twin females, Date of birth 22 June 1970, Time of birth 10. 45 pm 10. 48 pm, Place of birth Longitude 77. 36 East, Latitude 12. 58 North; 1 younger brother engineer born 1974; father MBBS doctor own clinic mild heart attack on 10 Aug 1990 lost about 5 lakh rupees in 1991/92 in clinic deceived by partner; mother Msc housewife two miscarriages after daughters; Both studied M. A. Music, give joint vocal music performances, both good looking fair almost alike; both married on same date 3 June 1996 to almost engineers; Elder twin is fast and younger one is steady, Brahmins?(Data as in 1996)

The charts are as follows:

Elder/Younger twin: Lagna Aquarius 8. 53. 23/9. 45. 40; Aries Saturn 24. 53. 03/24. 53. 03; Taurus Mercury 21. 30. 02/21. 30. 02; Gemini Sun 7. 24. 51/7. 24. 58, Mars 19. 58. 48/19. 58. 53; Cancer Venus 13. 35. 40/13. 35. 49;

Leo Ketu 11. 25. 04/11. 25. 04; Libra Jupiter 2. 36. 32/2. 36. 32; Capricorn Moon 21. 24. 30/21. 26. 29; Aquarius Rahu 11. 25. 04/11. 25. 04. Ayanamsha 23. 26. 47. Balance of dasa at birth Moon 1yr 5m 8d/1yr 5m 0d and for elder twin Rahu-Moon from 14 May 1994 to 13 Nov 1995 and for the younger one Rahu-Moon from 5 May 1994 to 4 Nov 1995.

Navamsha chart same for both: Lagna Sagittarius Sun in Lagna; Rahu in Capricorn; Mars in Pisces; Mercury Ketu Moon in Cancer; Jupiter in Libra; Saturn Venus in Scorpio.

CASE III: Two twin females, Date of birth 9 May 1992, Time of birth 2. 16 pm 2. 18 pm, Place of birth Bergheim, Germany Longitude 6. 38 East, Latitude 50. 55 North, Time zone 1 hour East, Day light savings 1 hour; Both good looking beautiful cute; father working on a te tile project in Maharishi University of Management, Holland; mother dance teacher; both parents good looking smart devotees of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi do meditations; nationality German; no coborns; both visit Maharishi University along with parents. (Data as on 3 Nov 1995)

The charts are as follows:

Elder/Younger twin: Lagna Leo 13. 41. 51/14. 03. 05; Jupiter in Lagna 11. 00/11. 00; Sagittarius Rahu 7. 44/7. 44; Capricorn Saturn 24. 26/24. 26;

Pisces Mars 9. 01/9. 01; Aries Mercury 3. 33/3. 33, Venus 15. 55/15. 55, Sun 25. 22/25. 22; Gemini Ketu 7. 44/7. 44; Cancer Moon 23. 28/23. 29. Ayanamsha 23. 45. 16. Dasa Mercury-Rahu for elder from 9 March 1993 to 26 Sep 1995 and for younger from 28 Feb 1993 to 17 Sep 1995.

Navamsha chart same for both: Leo Lagna; Venus Saturn in Lagna; Mars in Virgo; Sun in Scorpio; Ketu in Sagattarius; Moon in Aquarius; Mercury in Taurus; Rahu in Gemini; Jupiter in Cancer.

Please note that in Case I with 3 minutes difference in birth time, the marriages differ by about 5 years, husbands engineer doctor, one went to USA other in India only; in Case II with again 3 minutes difference in birth time, the marriages on same day, husbands engineers, both in India only; in Case III with birth time difference of 2 minutes, the Lagna difference is only 0. 21. 14 and so the Shatshiamsha Lagna also will be the same.

The readers and analysts may contact me for any further data at 67 Vinaynagar, Saidabad, Hyderabad-500059, Andhra Pradesh, India; Phone 040- 4530210 and send their analysis to me or discuss in the EST magazine.