Astrology as a predictive science facilitates fortune tellers and astrologers to dive deep into the study of a person’s unique traits right from the moment he or she is born, the native’s strengths and weaknesses and life ahead, etc. The zodiac is the belt of constellations through which the Sun, the Moon and the planets transit across the sky. There are many passionate believers who feel that the future can indeed be predicted by studying the position of the Sun, the Moon and the planets’ position at the time of birth. There are various popular schools of astrology worldwide and significant among these are – Western, Indian, Chinese and Egyptian, etc. The astrological chart which holds an all-important place in astrological readings is of course, what we commonly refer to as the ‘Horoscope’. This acts as a guide to analyzing one’s future, likes, dislikes and events that are likely to occur in one’s life as per interpretations available in astrology
Horoscope Matching or Kundali Matching
Horoscope Matchingor Kundli matching is very deep and intensely rooted in Hindu society. Before entering in to marriage relationship an astrologer is referred to for his analysis of the horoscopes (match making) of boy and the girl. It is done to ensure a harmonious, balanced and healthy married relationship.
If we compare the success rate of marriages now a days as compared to olden times say for example during the last 50 or 100 years or more especially in Hindu society, we will find out that the percentage is decreasing drastically. Some would attribute this to increasing ego problems and a feeling of independence in human beings especially women. During ancient time, our ancestors gave special attention towards the match-making criterion (suggested in our Ancient Vedic Astrology books) and always preferred to consult a good astrologer about married life of the prospective couple.
Gradually, many people started neglecting the given principles and many young people started marrying their lovers without getting their charts checked from a good astrologer. The result of this is unsuccessful marriages and marital discord. Now again, astrological consciousness about match-making is increasing day by day. More and more people are consulting good astrologers for match-making and usually it is done by referring to Melapak Chart given in any Panchang. This Melapak Chart is calculated on the basis of eight factors. These eight Gun Milan factors are known as ‘Kuta’ and considered in order to judge the stability of married life for the couple.
The Gun Milan or Kundli Milanpoints obtained in each of the Kundli match making test is distinct. However the whole kundli matchmaking test comprising of 8 points can produce a maximum score of 36 points. The actual minimal scores are sixteen that decides the actual match is decent but Weddings aren’t going to be proposed if kundli Milan final result down below 18 gun milan point. Generally a score above 24 point is not considered a good match. Gun Milan point Gan Dosh / Dosha in Gun Milan (Match Making) factors are explained in detail below:
Varan: Varna gun milan point gives contribution of one point out of thirty-six points in total. Varna suggests the degree of spiritual development of both male and female and complete points will be granted if they both belong to same kind of spiritual development. A Girl belonging to a higher Varan should not be mated to a boy of a lesser Varan. Both belonging to the same grade or degree while determining the Varan should be allowed.
Vasya: Vasya gunmilan factor gives contribution of two points out of thirty-six points in total. Vasya suggests the degree of magnetic control and amenability the wife or husband would be able to exercise on the other. This is calculated as per Moon sign system mentioned in Vedic Astrology. Complete points will be granted if both of their Moon signs will be friendly to each other.
Tara: Tara gives contribution of three points out of thirty six points in total. Tara suggests the degree of auspiciousness and in- auspiciousness of both male and female for each other.
Yoni: Yoni gun milan factor gives contribution of four points out of thirty six points in total. Yoni means sex and this aspect is implied sexual compatibility that has an important role in laying down the foundation for marital happiness.
Grah Maitri:Grah Maitri gives contribution of five points out of thirty-six points in total. Grah Maitri suggests the normal behavior, temperamental compatibility and matching of views and interests of both male and female with each other. Grah Maitri is calculated on the basis of lord of sign in which Moon is posited.
Gan: Gan gives contribution of six points out of thirty-six points in total. Gan has a bearing on the temperament and character of the couple concerned. On the basis of Moon Nakshatra, the person is categorized in any one among Dev ( Divine) , Manushya ( Human) and Rakshasha ( Daiabolica) Gan. It is said if there is mismatch in Gan, there will be quarrels and disharmony in relationships.
Bhakoot: Bhakoot or Bhukta gives contribution of seven points out of thirty-six points in total. Bhakoot suggests the pair will have capability of achieving health, agreement, happiness, longevity and prosperity to live a happy life together or not. It is calculated by determining the position of one’s Moon Sign from other’s Moon Sign.
Nadi:Nadi gives contribution of eight points out of thirty-six points in total. Nadi is considered the most important among all other aspects. It is said that the couple having same Nadi will have to suffer due to their child. Either there may be some progencyrelated problems with the girl or the boy will not able to aid completely in childbirth.
The Sanskrit term “Dasha” in Hindu astrology is used to indicate planetary periods. The planetary periods indicate when the good or bad effects are produced according to their placement by sign (Rasi), house (Bhava), combinations (Yogas or Raja Yogas) or aspects (Drishti)
Antardasha is the extended period of a Mahadasha that is subdivided into various smaller periods. In other words, Mahadashas are divided into nine segments called antardashas, where all the 9 planets have their influence within the major influence of the planet which is a ruler of mahadasha.
Birth Rashi in astrology is the Rashi or the sign in which Moon is placed at the time of birth. It has a great importance in the predictions of the daily life of an individual. A moon sign horoscope is prepared and has a great effect on day to day activities. The three major charts prepared basically to check the strength of the planets are the ascendant chart, birth Rashi chart and Navamansha chart.
As we know that out of all the 7 planets, Moon is the fastest moving planet. The birth Rashi chart is considered to be more effective than ascendant chart of those who have their birth time at night. The daily and weekly predictions are done on the basis of birth Rashi chart.
Comparing with the regular activities, if Ascendant chart is the final exam report card then birth Rashi chart is the monthly exam report card. So, to predict anything in the final exam report card the monthly exam reports are very significant.
Let us discuss the 12 birth Rashis when Moon is placed in different signs:
The Birth Rashi lord is Mars. Aries sign is a movable sign. Arians ruled by Mars have certain amount of independent thinking and reasoning. Birth Moon in Aries indicates being impulsive, ambitious and enterprising. Moon in Aries makes the native fickle-minded.
Taurus sign is ruled by Venus. Moon in Taurus is exalted which means that Moon finds all the resources available to achieve its primary goals. It makes the native influential, ability to command and the native makes great strides in life. Moon in Taurus makes native liberal, happy in middle and old age. They are restless, idiosyncratic and versatile.
Gemini sign is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is a planet which is neither male nor female. It is an earthy and dual signed planet and varies from benefic to malefic depending on its conjunction with malefic planet. Moon in Gemini indicates creativity, fondness for woman, persuasiveness, curly hair and inclination towards knowledge of scriptures.
Birth Rashi as Cancer sign is considered to be the most fortunate sign in all. It is ruled by the Moon. It is a movable sign. Moon placed in the Cancer indicates charming personality, being wealthy, influenced by the women and lot of unprofitable and profitable voyages. The natives are very sensitive, prudent, frugal and conventional.
Leo Birth Rashi is ruled by the Sun. It is a fixed sign. The Sun is a male planet. It is fiery and peach coloured. Natives will have a bold appearance and will be blond. They have large cheeks and broad face. Leos might face colic troubles, are inclined to be unhappy, liberal, generous, ambitious, proudy and aristocratic.
Apart from Gemini, Virgo sign is also ruled by Mercury. It is an earthy dual sign and its direction is south. Natives born with Moon in Virgo indicate lovely complexion, sunken shoulders, soft body and sweet speech. The native is virtuous, phlegmatic, conceited in self estimation, conservationist, loquacious, attracted towards occult sciences and can be popular as an astrologer. The native is also skilled in arts like music and dancing.
It is ruled by Venus and is a masculine sign. It is an airy sign and movable in nature. Natives are holy and learned. They are tall, thin, intelligent, wealthy, amicable, aspiring and have love for arts.
It is ruled by Mars and is a feminine sign. It is a watery sign and fixed in nature. Moon in Scorpio means weak Moon thus native born with this Moon indicate broad eyes, wide chest, round shanks and thighs. Moon in Scorpio also indicate that the natives are straightforward, open minded, unhappy, wealthy, impetuous and obstinate.
It is ruled by Jupiter is a masculine sign. It has dual nature and is a fiery sign. Birth Rashi Sagittarius represent broad face, large teeth, indistinct shoulders, disfigured nails and arms. The natives have deep and inventive intellect, have good speech, are patrons of arts and literature, are ceremonial minded, have reflective mentality and good inheritance.
It is ruled by Saturn and is a feminine sign. It has movable nature and is earthy. Natives born with Moon in Capricorn are virtuous, quick in perception, clever, active, sagacious, strategic, unscrupulous and inconsistent.
The water bearer’s sign is ruled by Saturn and is masculine and fixed in nature. The natives born with birth Rashi are fair looking, sensual, pure-minded, artistic, diplomatic, lonely, and esoteric. They have well formed body, large teeth, low belly and youngish looking.
Pisces sign is a watery sign and is ruled by Jupiter. This sign is feminine and has a dual nature. Birth Rashi Pisces represents long nose and bright body. They are subservient to opposite sex and are handsome, learned and adventurous. They get spiritually inclined in the later part of life.