Marriage is the most important and complicated event in life as through this process two human beings male-female are engaged in a sacred wedlock. Marriage provide as the basis of family which also represent social and economic relationship of a permanent nature. When the question of marriage is considered, various factors like physical fitness, mental quality, hereditary atmosphere, sexual computability, social and economic status are very closely seen. Besides, careful consideration of all these facets; an astrological means of judging the marriage computability which primarily include the strength and aptitudes to withstand the strains of maladjustments are also seen. So astrology provide us a system of matching of horoscopes to find out the computability between the marrying couple.
The most effective part of our life range between 25 to 45 years. During these years, man/woman require faithful partners for living together and for taking important decisions for a happy and peaceful married life.
IMPORTANCE OF NNAVAMSA (D-9) CHART – The role of Navamsa Chart (D-9 Chart as divisional chart) is of paramount consideration for assessing the marital happiness/unhappiness. The Birth Chart and Nnavamsa Charts are examined to judge the compatability for relationship. Here, it is mentioned that the D-9 chart is the most important sub-division examined thoroughly before marriage in the South Indian families and its usage is picking up in the Northern India through the astrology teaching classes conducted by the Indian Council o Astrological Sciences Founded by late Dr. B.V. Raman. Mentreshwara has also mentioned in ‘Phala-Deepika’ that all aspects of life can be seen through the D-9 chart. Besides, the D-9 Chart, the other houses examined are :
The placement of befefic/makefic planets in the 7th house and the 7th lord;
The other connected houses are;
If these relevant planets are weak by debilitatin/conbusion, placement in inimical houses in D9 chart, the cracks starts developing in married life if not supported by benefic Dasa/Antardasa. So detailed and objective analysis of Birth Chart and D9 chart is essential so that any signs of marital discord or disharmony are observed and if necessary, remedial measures are taken at the appropriate time to avoid breaking the relation.
STRUCTURE OF THE NNAVAMSA CHART – D9 Chart delineate the position of 27 Nakashatra in the social layout. Each nakashtara is provided a space of 13-20’. These are further divided in four quarters of 3-20’ each. The quarter segments are so sensitive that the planets in transit in one Navamsa is affective for obtaining the results. The approx. transit of a planet in one quarter is as follows :
Nakashatra quarters are indentified with each Navamsa. Quarter or Charans demarcate the length of zodical are for its area of influence.
It is important to consult the Navamsa chart as one planets which is debilitated in Rashi chart gets exalted in Navamsa and vice-versa; Even under the Vimshopaka, Balas where the Rashi chart gets 6 vismshopaka bala, the D9 has been assigned 5 balas and this shows its strength.
Navamsa chart provide the exact longitudes where a planet is exactly located in the zodic. Navamsa chart provide lordship for its 108 quarters chick is effective in deciding the strengths of the particular naves segment for predictive purposes.
It is observed that while the Birth Chart is to be seen for the trends of Mahadasha lord, the D9 chart can be seen for the effective results of antaradasha lord.
NUMERICAL NAVAMSA – The important Navamsa segments to be considered for the purpose of married life are as follows : (As mentioned in Prasana-Marga).
88th and 108 Navamsa : If the Moon’s Navamsa at the time of Birth in case of bridegroom happen to be 88th when counted from that of the bride will indicate many troubles in married life.
108th Navamsa : When moon Navamsa happen to be 108th when counted from that of the bride many problems will erupt in married life. SO 88/108th Navamsa position of groom/bride are considered evil.
55th Navamsa: At the time of performance of marriage ceremony, no planet should e in 55th Navamsa on the date of marriage; such a position is considered evil for longevity of marriage.
NAVAMSA AND THEIR GANAS – The Lords of the Naves are: Diva Nara and Rashes And are repeated.
DEVAS NAVAMSAS: The Lords of 1st, 4th and 7th Nervosas are known as Diva Naves. The planets in this position personify divine and celestial souls. Divas are worshipped like a God or a deity. For the interpretation of D9 chart Diva signify virtue, generosity, power, wealth, happiness. So that native born in Diva naves is virtuous, Glorious, kind hearted, charitable and religious.
NARA NAVAMSA: The lords of 2nd, 5th and 8th Nervosas. Persons born in these Nervosas are endowed with the qualities like perfect human being, social success, helpful, reputed and are laborious to achieve their goals.
RAKSHISHAS NAVAMSA: The lords of 3rd, 6th and 9th Naves. These are malefic like cruel, violent, and greedy and contain evil spirits. So native born in Rakshasha marriage navamsa normally possess negative qualities.
PLANETS AND NAVAMSA CHART – If the Birth Chart is weak and D9 is promising then the results of D9 would prevail and neutralize the weaknesses of the Birth Chart. Similarly if a planet is exacted in the Birth Chart and it gets debilitated or weak in D9 chart, it will not give the results or exalted planet. So position of planets in D9 is important in analyzing the quality of married life. 7th house of the D9 and the benefic or malefic influences on it are important to consider. The association of benefic planets like Venus promises a comfortable married life. In short if D9 lagan is Taurus, Libra and Aquarius and there is no affrication, then the life partner will be loyal to each other. But in case d9 lagna is Aries or Scorpio and other malefic influences are there; then the married life will be disturbed and short lived.
SUN IN NAVAMSA CHART – If an exalted Sun in Birth Chart gets debilitated in D9, then not only there is disturbance in married life but the spouse will not get elevation in service/profession or prosperity at least after marriage. But vargottama Sun promise elevation in service/profession and enjoys luxuries of life after marriage.
MOON IN NAVAMSA CHART – If Moon get exalted, varigottama or placed in friendly D9, then the native is blessed with happiness, illustrious progeny and attractive personal behavior. Affliction to Moon in D9 makes person immoral, deceitful sickly and weakens his position in household affairs.
MARS IN NAVAMSA CHART – If Mars gets exalted, vargottams in D9 or posited in a friendly sign, then the native becomes famous, highly educated in engineering subjects and gets recognitions in his profession; otherwise weak Mars brings sufferings, distress and humiliations.
MERCURY IN NAVAMSA CHART – Exalted/vargottams Mercury or placed in friendly sign in D9, the native intelligent prosperous. Affliction of Mercury in D9 chart bring harshness in behavior and nature. The persons is subject to criticism for his inflexible bent of mind.
VENUS IN NAVAMSA CHART – If Venus gets exalted/vargottma or placed in friendly D9, the native becomes victorious, charitable and faithfully follows the family norms and become noble and illustiours. Afflicted Venus in D9 brings Cruelty in married life, unprincipled attitude in life.
SATURN IN NAVAMSA CHART – In case Saturn gets either exalted or vargottama in D9, the native becomes irresponsible towards family, kith and kin and may bring miseries in married life resulting separations or divorce.
APPLICATION OF ABOVE PRINCIPLES
The basics unit of our society is family. This unit faces great threat of disintegration and more and more broken families can be seen in the urban population. The reason for this alarming state of affairs is due to increasing fragility of marriage on account of divorces, separations, intolerance and other institution of marriage are facing threatening number of divorces but it has continued to be in a good shape. This can be attributed to a great extent as most of marriage is finalized on the basis of horoscopes. So the role of astrology through horoscope matching is contributing to the success of married life.