Conjunction effects

” Planetary conjunction effects- Brihat Samhita” 

  1. Astronomers are able to predict by calculation before hand the times and nature of planetary conjunctions. I have treated of this subject in my astronomical work.
  2. The planets all revolve in the sky and their orbits of motion lie one above the other. When seen from this great distance, the planets seem to move on one even surface.
  3. The conjunctions of the planets are of 4 sorts known technically are 1.Bheda 2. Ullekha,3.Amsumardan 4.Asavy accordings to the planets are more and more distant from each other, as stated by Parasara and other Rishi.
  4. If the planets should be in Bheda conjunction there will be drought in the land ; friends and persons of great families Will turn into enemies ; if the planets should be in Ullekha conjunction there will be wars in the land, and princes will quarrel with their enemies ; but there will be abundance of good food.
  5. If the planets should be in Amsuvimarda conjunction, kings will be at war and mankind will suffer from weapons, from disease and from hunger ; if they should be in Apasavya conjunction, rulers will be at war with one another.
  6. The Sun when in mid-heaven is known as an Akranda planet ; when in the East he is known as a Poura planet and when in the West he is known as Yayi planet. Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are always known at Poura planets. The Moon is always known as an Akranda planet.
  7. Ketu, Mars, Rahu and Venus are known Yayi planets. The planet that Buffers defeat’ in conjunction will cause suffering to the objects it represents; but if triumphant, the objects will prosper.
  8. If a Poura (citizen) planet, should suffer defeat in conjunction with another Poura planet, citizens and rulers will suffer. Also if a Yayi (marching to war) planet sbould suffer defeat in conjuction with another Yayi planet or if an Akranda (setting up a war cry) planet should suffer defeat in conjunction with another Akranda planet or if either a Pours or Yayi planet should suffer defeat in conjunction with a Yayi or a Poura planet respectively the objects represented by the planet which suffers defeat will suffer miseries.
  9. That planet is said to suffér defeat in conjunction, which might happen to be through Southern one, or of disagree. able appearance or of unsteady light or which might begin to retrograde immediately after conjunction or which might appear to be of small disc or
  10. which might be eclipsed by the other planets or which might undergo a change of nature or appear dim or of ugly
  11. If the planet should appear otherwise than as described above, be is deemed to be the triumphant planet and that planet in conjuction which might appear of large, bright, shining disc is deemed triumphant though he might be the southern planet.
  12. If both planets should be equally bright, large and shining, the conjunction is known at Samagama mere meeting at opposed to a meeting in fight. In such cases there is a mutual liking between the planet and hence also between the persons and object they ; represent  if both planet’ should be otherwise, the same persons and objects will perish.
  13. If Mars should suffer defeat in big conjunction with Jupiter, the Balhikas, travellers and persons that live by fire will suffer ; if he should so suffer in his conjunction with Mercury the Sursenas, the Kalinga and the Salvas will suffer.
  14. If Mars should suffer defeat in big conjunction with Saturn, townsmen will prosper but country people will suffer ; if he should so suffer in his connjunction with Venus, storehouses, the Mlechas aud the Kshatriyu will suffer.
  15. If Mercury should suffer defeat in high conjunction with Mars, trees, rivers, ascetics, the people of Ashmaka, the people of the North, sacrificial rites and the Deekshitas per forming them will suffer much.
  16. If Mercury should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Jupiter, the Mlechag, the Sudras, thieves, rich men, the people of Trigarta and those of mountaneous countries will suffer and there will also be Earthquakes.
  17. If Mercury should suffer defeating big conjunction with Saturn, boatmen, soldiers, creatures of water, rich men and pregnant women will suffer ; if he should at suffer in his conjunction with Venus, there will be fear of injury from fire and crops, clouds and travellers will suffer
  18. If Jupiter should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Venus the people of Kulata, and Kandahar, of Kaikaya, of Madra, of Salva, of Vatsa and of Bengal will suffer; crops and cows will perish.
  19. If Jupiter should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Mars, the people of Madhyadesa and princes will suffer and cows will perish ; if he should so suffer in his conjunction with Saturn, the people of Arjunayana, of Vasati, of Yodhya, of Sibi and the Brahmine will perish.
  20. If Jupiter should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Mercury, the Mlechas, truthful men, armed soldier and Madhyadesa will suffer; also the various persons and objects presided over by Jupiter will suffer.
  21. If Jupiter should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Venus, travellers and eminent men will perish. The Brahmins and the Kshatriyas will be at war and there will be no rain.
  22. The people of Kosala, Kalinga, Bengal, Vatsa Matysya, Madhyadesa and Surasena and .hermaphrodites will suffer great miseries.
  23. If venus should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Mars, the chiefs of armies will perish and princes will be at war; if Venus should so suffer in his conjunction with Mercury, the people of mountainous countries will suffer ; milk will be injured and there will be slight rain.
  24. If Venus should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Saturn, the chiefs of tribes, soldiers, the kshatriyas and creatures Of water will suffer ; the several objects and persons presided over by Venus will also suffer in addition.
  25. If Saturn should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Venus, the price of food grains will rise and snakes and birds will suffer. If he should so suffer in his conjunction with Mars, the people of Tankana, of Northern circars, of Orissa, of Banaras, and of Balhika will suffer.
  26. If Saturn should suffer defeat in his conjunction with Mercury, the people of Bengal, tradesmen, birds, animals and snakes will suffer ; if he should 80 suffer in his conjunction with Jupiter, women will be happy buffaloes and the Scythians will suffer. 
  27. Thus have been described the special effects of the defeats of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn in their conjunctions, each, with the other planets. To these effects must be added the effects resulting to the several objects and persons presided over by the several planets. These will suffer in proportion to the extent of defeat of the planets presiding over them.
Author: Pooja Agnihotri

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