Wrong Astrology Concepts

As per Mr. V. K.Choudhry – the founder and owner of net-based institution – THE SYSTEMS’ INSTITUTE OF HINDU ASTROLOGY, some classical principles of astrology discussed over the years without considering system approach is either contradictory or wrong astrology concepts .

Strong Houses:

For example, those houses become strong whose lords aspect their own houses and that the planets placed in inimical signs are not good, are contradictory to some extent. A functional benefic planet which aspects its own sign though placed in its inimical sign, will not give any trouble if the dispositor of such a planet does not suffer from weakness. For making the house strong the owner of the house has to be strong.

6th and 8th Houses:

As per Mr. Choudhry,placement of planets in 6th and 8th houses are also very confusing among people. A planet, irrespective of its angular or trinal position from its house, is rendered weak if placed in malefic houses. For example, the lord of the fourth house placed in the eighth or twelfth house will become weak. If the main and sub-period lords are placed in the 6th/8th houses but are in the good houses like the fourth and ninth or tenth and fifth, it will always prove to be good.

Varshphala and Ashtakvarga:

He further adds that the concept of Varshphala and Ashtakvarga etc. cannot mitigate weakness of weak and afflicted planets in the natal chart. Any planet which is weak and afflicted in a natal chart and has become functional malefic planet in its operating sub-periods will only cause sufferings to the native irrespective of the promises in Varshphala and Ashtakvarga etc.

Bhava as Ascendant:

Another wrong approach widely followed/considered by people is treating each Bhava as Ascendant to identify the results of any particular house. It does not give accurate results.

For example, results of the fifth house cannot be taken from 6th house or 8th house considering them as second or fourth house from the fifth house. Such placement of the lord of the fifth house in the sixth or eighth house makes it weak as per its location in the dusthana houses.

The sub-period of a planet or the lord of the fifth house placed in the sixth or the twelfth house from the fifth house would produce good results only if their occupying angles from ascendant if they are otherwise strong and are functional benefic planets.

Results of Rahu:

There are various views about the results of Rahu and its exaltation sign. Sub-period of Rahu makes the native very courageous if Rahu is occupying benefic signs, placed in angles or trines, its dispositor is in strength and Rahu is not in conjunction with or aspected by a weak planet or house. Experience shows that Taurus is the best sign for Rahuexaltation and Scorpio is sign of debilitation. Similarly, Ketu’s exaltation sign is Scorpio and debilitation sign is Taurus.

Exchange of Stellar Lordship:

The term is quoted if a planet has exchanged nakshatra with another planet. Studies show that the exchange or placement of a planet in nakshatra of another planet does not make any difference.


The ending part of main period of any planet is known as dasachhidra and it is traditionally believed that during dasachhidra the native does not enjoy good results. This is also baseless. For example, if the lord of the last sub-period in the main period of any planet is beneficially poised and is strong, it will bestow beneficial results even in dasachhidra. There is one more misnomer that Saturn gives its results in its last part as it is a planet with slow pace. Both these so called concepts are even in contradiction amongst themselves.

To sum up, to check the results of natal chart, you need to keep in mind the five factors, i.e. the lord of the house, the significator, the secondary significator, the house itself and the lord of the ascendant of the concerned divisional chart.

Gautam Trehan

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