Marriage is a sacred bond which creates the relationship as wife and husband between two different sexes. Marriages are made in heaven. Is it true? Of course, to some extent. It is the destiny that acts between the wife and husband to live long together with happiness or unhappiness. Sometimes, the wedlock breaks at the initial stage or after some years. In some cases the individuals live without marriage at all. What are the factors responsible for all these features? The individual horoscopes will reveal their. The astrologer can indicate in a way, what will take place in future, but what else, except the Almighty can say with certainty what will definitely happen.
Now let us discuss briefly some points astrologically on marriage in the Horoscope of individuals. The planet Venus, who is karaka for marriage; the 7th, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and the 8thlords are responsible for marriage life. Besides this, the placement of other planets and the aspects of the planets to the above houses are to be studied.
Marriages may be early, late or denial. Early marriage is possible in the following cases:
1. The 7th lord should be in Kendra or trikona with the constellation of benefic planets.
2. The 7th house should be aspected by benefic planets and no papakartari yoga is present.
3. Venus should be well placed in Kendra and trikona in the star of benefic planet. Venus should not be in the company of malefic planets.
4. Lagna lord should be strong or aspected to the 7th house.
5. The placement of benefic planets in the 7th house.
6. The 2nd house should be free from affliction and with benefic rays.
7. The 4th, for happiness, 5th for children, and 12th for bed comforts. So the lords of these houses should be free from afflictions.
The late marriages may take place where there is slight malefic influence to the 7th house, 7th lord and Venus besides having benefic influences to the above which override malefic influences.
Denial of marriage is possible where there is strong malefic influence to the 7th house, 7th lord, Venus, 2nd house, and 2nd lord.
Break in wedlock is possible even though there are benefic positions for marriage, the malefic influences prevail more and override the benefic influences. This leads to divorce or death of the partner. We cannot elaborate unless the individual horoscopes are being studied elaborately and decide the result.
The 8th house denotes longevity of the natives. In the case of female horoscopes, if there are benefics in the 8th house or aspected by the benefic planets to the 8th house would confer soubhagyam which means the wife predeceases her husband. Reverse is the case for opposite results.
Mars Dosha: This is an important aspect to be considered while deciding the marital prospects. Mars dosha occurs where Mars is placed in the 2nd or 4th, or 7th, or 8th, or 12th houses from ascendant or Moon, or Venus. While matching the horoscopes of the male and female, if one of them is having Mars dosha marriage should not be performed. If both are having Mars dosha, marriage can be performed according to the strength of the same. There are some exceptions to the rule and the same are stated below.
Different classic texts stated different exceptions and sometimes contradict each other. After analyzing many horoscopes the following are to be considered while matching horoscopes.
1. If there is any conjunction with or aspected by Jupiter, or benefic Mercury or waxing Moon to the Mars.
2. For Cancer and Leo ascendants there is not Mars dosha.
3. For Aries and Scorpio lagnas 4th Mars, for Taurus and Libra lagnas 12th Mars, for Gemini and Virgo lagnas 2nd Mars, for Capricorn and Cancer lagnas 7th Mars, for Sagittarius and Pisces lagna 8th Mars, for Aquarius and leo lagnas no dosha wherever Mars is situated.
4. There is a saying that for Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Saggittarius, and Pisces lagnas no mars dosha.
5. When Mars is in movable sign, no Mars dosha exists.
There are controversial astrological works between Jataka Chandrika, Naradeeyam, and Kalidasa. Further, no mention about Mars dosha has been given in any standard works of ancient origin like Parsara Hora, Phaladeepika, Brihat jataka, Jataka Parijatha, Jatakalankara, Satya Charya’s, Pancha Siddhanta etc. Hence too much emphasis need not be given to Mars dosha. It is the astrologer who has to go deep into the strength of other planets besides the position of Mars in the horoscope and judge the influence of Mars on the individual.
Mars and Saturn: The planets Mars and Saturn are enemies. These two planets create havoc in respect of married life. The combination of Mars and Saturn in any house is undesirable especially in the houses of lagna, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, and 12th houses. It is also undesirable to have Mars and Saturn in angles to each other. Their aspect to each other also creates unhappiness in married life. In the above cases, where if unsullied benefics like Jupiter, Venus, and waxing Moon are in conjunction with Mars and Saturn or aspect to Mars and Saturn will mitigate the bad effects to some extent.
Besides the above, the 7th lord should not be in the evil houses of 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 12th. Venus should also be free from affliction. Mars and Venus combination is bad for marital happiness since Mars is fiery planet and Venus is watery planet. Both are enemies, they create over sex and separation if they are not associated with benefic planets. For information sake, we furnish here under the benefic and malefic planets.
Benefic Planets: Jupiter, Venus, waxing Moon, unsullied Mercury, and functional benefics.
Malefic Planets: Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu, Kethu, waning Moon, and functional malefics. Besides this, the planets who own bad houses like 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 12th.
Further it is desirable to have conjunction of 7th lord with karaka Venus in any house. But please note that in the case of Taurus and Libra langnas the 7th lord is Mars and his association with Venus is not bad as he happens to be the lagna lord. Rahu in the 7th house creates death or divorce to the spouse unless he is in the star of benefic planet or in conjunction with benefic planets or aspected by benefic planets. Second marriage should be predicted only if karaka Venus is not strong and well placed in the horoscope with benefic planets company or aspect.
Finally, matching of horoscope of boy and girl is very important before proceeding for marriage.