Vimshottari dasha system is the most popular system used for timing events in your life. I had got a comment in the contact form that it is very difficult, but it is not. You break down the components into small keywords and them mix and match. This is a continued post from here rulers of the houses 1st to 6th.
At the simplest analysis, periods of a planet activate the houses he owns in the chart, this is the major influence on your life. If the house is strong you should expect powerful results. The other planets if placed in this house are also activated and give results. Planets placed in the house will modulate the results (give about 15% weightage per planet). Several planets placed in a house will make it a focus point of your life as a lot of events of your life will be linked around this house. e.g if you have a Sun + Mercury placed in the 4th house in Aquarius, then in the period of Saturn, your 4th house will be active and you or your mother may get into a government job, she may learn or teach you new skills, hard work will be required but you/she will have the self-ego, confidence to pull through and benefit etc.
Periods of the lord of the 7th house give power to your relations and your ability to relate to others. You will be more in on-one partnerships which may be business, marriage, finances, material, emotional or even spiritual. The focus will be on partnerships linked to the social or legal structure. Marriage, business partnerships, gains, contracts, legal instruments, financial gains will all be possible. During this period you will be successful at bargains, agreements, diplomatic mediation etc, you will balance things and achieve harmony. “Feel good” all around. You might be involved in the concerns of your spouse, understand him/her better and generally have a good time, children may be born. The 7th lord is a marak, the planet who times physical death. So if you have reached the limit of your allotted longevity, physical death can occur in this period. If you are spiritually inclined then you will make progress in your search for Yourself.
Now you might be wondering, the Sun and Moon own a single sign each, all other planets own two signs each. The planet will activate both his houses where ever his signs are placed. Both will be in the focus.
This effect is seen most vividly in Aries and Libra ascendants where the Ascendant lord, Mars/ Venus rules the 1st and 8th houses. In Taurus and Scorpio Ascendants, Venus/ Mars rule the 1st and 6th houses. And to some extent with the Aquarius ascendant where Saturn rules the 1st and 12th houses. Here the ascendant lord himself rules the main rising house and a house of turmoil/ dushamsthan.
Time periods of the ruler of the 8th house will give your forceful sudden changes. Depending on the chart this change can be on medical, financial, social (especially spouse’s family), emotional, occult, etc levels. Death generally does not occur in this period. This house changes not just on the physical level, it is very deeply within your inner spiritual levels too. If you can recognise this, you can navigate successfully. Depending on the nature of the planet involved you can anticipate, e.g. Mars is decisive action, in a sharp cut, you may undergo a long-pending surgery which will improve your health. If Venus is involved here, you will find the change forcing agents to be linked to relationships or money, e.g some secrets linked to these may come up and you will act to restore balance. Accept the change, you cannot hold back to the old when the 8th house in involved, if you do it will give you pain. Especially Aries and Libra ascendants be ready to change, and more so for Libra ascendant as Venus Mahadasha is the longest at 20yrs! A continued period creation, destruction and recreation of the personality/environment.
The gift of the 8th house is that it gives you a fresh new outlook and a new set of expectations in life.
If you are seeing possibly negative results, you should analyse the Saturn transits (2.5yrs per sign) and Rahu/Ketu transits (1.5yrs per sign) and Jupiter transits (1 yr per sign). These can either intensify the result or grant some relief depending on where they are located in transit. Saturn acts as a brake, you are required to endure. Rahu will pull you wildly into the experiences of that house, Ketu will make you indifferent to them and Jupiter will expand whatever it signifies. Now use these keywords logically. e.g. The changes triggered by the 8th house will be just as deep but their quality will be modified, with Saturn they can take longer to complete and you will be required to endure patiently.
Periods of the ruler of the 9th house are the high points in life and should be utilised intelligently. Marriage, birth of children, growth, maturity, development of the personality, new directions in profession, you might take up a teaching type of job, help from seniors, travel opportunities, pilgrimages, blessings from the ancestral spirits and advantages in the society are all possible. A deeper understanding of all aspects of life is gift from the 9th house. You become more ‘heavy’, the understanding of your life experiences now reflects in your aura. Realisation, philosophy, acceptance are the keywords here.
The physical age in which the house is activated should be considered. e.g. in the period of the ruler of the 5th house of a 60yr old woman, you cannot predict birth of her children! Always keep the age, home-culture and social context in mind while predicting results.
The period of the 10th house is always linked to the social and professional life. If this period occurs after you start your independent life, i.e. After your 20’s, it can be more fruitfully utilised. If this happens in early life, your birth father will benefit in terms of professional success and social mobility thus you as a child will be benefitted through him. New job opportunities, increase in salaried income, new responsibilities, social recognition etc, but first and foremost duty is demanded. You will be required to perform your visible public duties. But remember this house is the karmic mirror of the 4th so you may neglect your home in favour of your work-place, so try to balance both aspects of your life. You will gain social respect, but wealth will increase with your salary. Speculation and financial asset creation will not be really possible here. The only exception is the Aries ascendant where the same planet Saturn rules the 10th and 11th house, thus gives both lucky money and social respect.
The Birth Moon chart provides valuable insights always. To know if you are going to enjoy this period of professional success on the emotional levels too, check out the house located 10th from the birth moon. If there are positive influences here you have the best of both worlds, you will enjoy a materially and emotionally satisfying career.
The period of the 11th house ruler is very favourable. This house is all about ’Acceptance’, you are accepted in every sort of environment and you are permitted to operate here. You are not barred from any activity, and risk-taking is also permitted. There are no restrictions! So depending on the power of the house in your chart, this period can give very high gains. Friendship, large social groups, like-minded community, interlinked networks will all be active and expand. You will meet new people. You might receive prizes, public recognition in-addition to financial gains. Whatever you have laid down in your life as of now you will reap its results. You might gain from your father’s family. You will be lucky, so speculation and financial asset creation is possible. Anything that can be inter-linked will be available and anything that can give gains will benefit. You have the widest scope possible here to further your material and social goals. Children getting married is one possible result, giving advantages in every way.
Period of the 12th house lord is a time of retreat. One way or the other you will be put in seclusion. The vitality and activity of the physical body is reduced in some way. You will be distanced from material concerns. Travel, either to foreign lands or to the meditative sub-conscious states is possible. Depending on how this house is placed, you can be required to live in a research lab, forestland, prison, hospital. Activities of the bedroom or the mediation room, take your pick. You might sleep more, travel astrally more, develop ESP and clairsentience, receive guidance of the ancestor spirits etc. If this period occurs after mid-life it is more manageable, but if it comes when you are supposed to be active in life it can cause problems. If this occurs in the teen age, you might suddenly withdraw from your social life, might lose interest in keeping the physical body attractive, self image might shatter, just as you are entering social life, this can be especially traumatic. These are ‘dissolving’ energies, so the teenager will not be interested in learning art/ craft/ life-skills/ athletics etc normal teenage activity. As the Mahadasha ends, you will regain your interest in your physical body/environment.
One special case here, if Mercury is the ruler of the 12th and his period occurs in childhood/early life he will continue for his 17yr period and this will be followed in sequence by Ketu Mahadasha for 7 years. Ketu is naturally separative so this will be a seamless 24yrs of separative energies.
The Vimshottari mahadasha which you begin with at birth is important as it leaves its mark on the nurture you receive as a baby/child. If by chance you start off with the period of the ruler of a Dushamsthan it causes a lifetime of repressed trauma. e.g. A baby born beginning with the 6th rulers period, will suffer illnesses at birth, neglect, lack of nutrition/parental love and nurture. A baby in the 8th house ruler’s period might require medical interventions which will impact his entire life. A baby beginning with the 12th lord’s period will suffer isolation and maybe invalid. Such babies/young children need proper medical and emotional care.
Astrology is about recognising patterns and then predicting. So here was a framework post, which you can use as a starting point to analyse your own chart.
Hi Tejaswini, what if a person is going through dasha of 12th house lord mercury which also happens to be 9th house lord but placed in the house of gains 11th house how can this be interpreted.
here the ascendant would be libra (balance and intelligence).
periods ruled by the 12th house cause decreases in material things, increase interest in spiritual
periods of the 9th house will bring luck in life
the ruler is in the 11th house in Leo which is quite well placed.
9th and 12th house are naturally ruled by Jupiter, it is from philosophy to spiritual realization,
For libra ascendant mercury is a very favourable planet and in this chart he is superbly placed..
the person will gain in every way possible
can invest in assets, take chances, specualte, stock markets etc will give returns,
the 9th house will give its full auspicious effect, religion, marraige, birth of children, pilgrimages, travel, education etc as per the age of the person will be made available
Teachers, friends, seniors and groups of all types will support,
or may take up a job in computers or research labs or in some closed place like that
may engage in solitude, prayer, mediation or read/write spiritual types of books, ancestral spirit guidance will be available, intuition may be active
This mercury mahadasha will be very positive, and act as a foundation for him in further life.
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Hi tejaswani can you tell me about my future if I send you my details
i dont do full-fledged readings anymore, however if you are learning and wish to know more about some aspect of your chart i can write about it..
Okay thank you no issues
Hi I am in 11th lord mars mahadasha and since the start life is horrible. Lost job. 3 venture in dead end. nothing seem working out.
my 11th and 6th lord mars is sitting in 11th house Aries with Venus and mercury. Every where i read up, it say great but may be just me :).
While interpreting the mahadashas/transits,
the mahadasha/antardasha etc gives the background, but transits bring specific events into focus.
Mars is a short mahadasha 7yrs, the shorter ones are more intense as events move faster.
Saturn entered Sagittarius 2yrs ago, 7th house for you. This is not a good placement for new business ventures. And then Ketu (mar 2019) entered Sagittarius adding to the discomfort.
Rahu entered Gemini (mar 2019) so he could have caused over-optimism, haste and short-cuts.
This time of Saturn in Sagittarius has been quite disturbing for people with either gemini/sagi as the asc or moon sign. the 1st-7th house axis has too much going on.
your job/business – till now Jupiter, lord of 7th and 10th was transiting the 6th house. This jupiter in 6th invariably causes issues in profession/salary and is not a good placemnt to start new businesses. He has just shifted to 7th house, but will be retrograde in the nxt year, so ups and downs are expected.
saturn moving out of the 7th house in jan 2020 will give relief.
So though you have the Mars mahadasha on, do look into the transits for specific events.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
I am in ketu dasha-mercury antardasha.4 months and few days to end ketu dasha.I am a leo ascendant.
Every astrologer i consult says a job is near to me but i am still jobless.
Can you please shed some light with regard to my career.
the results of Ketu-mercury depend on ketu and mercury position in the birth, navamsha and transit charts
eg if mercury is placed in the 4th or 10th house in your birth chart, or in taurus navamsha, or conjunct with venus ..
for analysing transit and dasha read my post on this
however this is the last segment, the chidra dasha, this is a summary of the entire mahadasha, and prepares you for the next shukra mahadasha ( i have writtten a post on this too, do refer to the index page)
now for your next mahadasha, Venus is the lord of your 3rd and 10th houses, so if you want to get into small tradeing or profession, he will make it happen in his mahadasha
if your venus is placed well in the birth chart and navamsha charts and in then during his mahadasha is capable of giving good results, then you can expect professional successes..
I just started Ketu mahadasha and Saturn antardasha 1st Dec. 2019 and I am Capricorn ascendant with Moon in Aquarius 2nd house. Saturn and Rahu in 3rd house. Pluto, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Ketu and Mercury in 9th house. Sun in 10th house. Venus and Neptune in 11th house.
I lost my business, home and cars in beginning of Ketu mahadasha
I feel afraid just learning of Maraka. Can you tell me how do I know what I should be doing besides being very spiritual because that’s all I’ve been doing lately and learning astrology and esoteric knowledge? My birth details – 31 Oct 1968 13:40 pm Plainfield, New Jersey.
Thank you so much for the information provided here.
Ketu and Rahu can function as Marak, it is a part of their nature. But only if the longevity of the chart has come to an end, not otherwise.
In your horoscope, the next 2.5 yrs of Saturn in transit in Capricorn will be better. You should try to work systematically, things will get better.
If you can afford then you can try doing the simple remedies from this post.
For Ketu you can try it as a one time thing.
On a Tuesday or a Saturday whenever you have time. If you cannot afford then at least face east in the morning think of Ketu request his help and toss some flowers/ raw rice grains to the skies.
For Saturn also, you can try the one time remedy from this post,
But because he is your ascendant lord it would be good if you do the mantra jaap of Saturn on saturdays.
or if you cannot recite the Sanskrit mantra, at least think of Saturn with gratitude and request his help in whichever language you are comfortable in. Give 2 mins for this once a week and you will feel the difference.
Private prayer or meditation will work so if you can give yourself 15 mins daily it will help.
Ketu mahadasha is always dissociative, but even if you do not feel like working or moving in society do not stop.
Meet those people who are linked to your profession etc keep your links alive. After this Venus mahadaha will give a lot.
Thank you so much for being a beacon of light. I am truly humbled and grateful for your response and suggestions 🙏
I will definitely take your advice on the remedies. Thank you for taking the time to offer help in my time of need.
Many blessings to you 🖤
wish you the best in your life too..
hi, my mercury dasha is about to start in 2021. all astrologers said its going to be good. i am libra ascendant and moon sign and finishing saturn mahadasha which was ok from career point of view but very stressfull more on personal front and i am 40 and still single. mercury is in 5th house along-with ketu and sun. saturn is in 12th house. and jup, rahu and mars in 11th house. 9th house empty. i just want to know whether my life will be better from marriage and happiness perspective. what u wrote above about the dasha of 12th lord made me really worried. i am already fed up of seclusion. living totally alone since last 15 years and it casued depression and mental health issues in last 2 years. venus is in 7th house.
mercury is also the 9th lord and placed in the 5th..
one placemnt does not make a reading
do read on the libra asc, yogkarak, planets with ketu, 11th house gain, parivartan between saturn and mercury etc
ur horoscope is quite good overall.. read to know more about yourself..
do some regular spiritual practice, give ur self 15 mins daily, you will see things changing for yourself
and use the shrisukta, listen or recite it daily. things will improve , if you want to get married tht too will happen.
i have written lots on posts on all these topics , do use the search bar or the index page
i do not do readings anymore
Thanks a lot. I have a read a lot of ur articles from.this site. They are really imsighful. Thanks for writing.