Malefic Planets

Will Malefic Planets such as Saturn and Mars pronounce positive result ever?

Yes, but under certain circumstances.

We know, Saturn and Mars are the Natural Malefic planets which will provide only harmful result. The aspect of Saturn and Mars will thus always pronounce bad results upon the native, the person whom the horoscope belongs to.

For instance, when Saturn aspects 10th house in a horoscope, then the native will keep shifting the job or may not be working at all. And, if the 10th house happen to be Leo, then the native will not get Govt Job. Same applies to Mars as well. When Mars aspects 9th house, the native may lose ancestral property because Mars signifies Land and 9th house for Inherent Property.

However, Saturn and Mars can become Benefic and their aspect can do good for the native. We know, Saturn is a Dark planet and hence it pronounces bad result upon the native. If Saturn gets light, then it will become benefic. Similarly when the Red hot Mars becomes cool, it will do good.

Jupiter, Waxing Moon, Venus and Mercury are the benefic planets which have light. When these planets are associated with Saturn and Mars, then their natural malefic effects turn quite opposite to their nature.

Here, the size and the distance of Benefic planets compared to Malefic planets count. Saturn is bigger and farther compared to Moon, Mercury and Venus. So, Saturn's bad effect is much refined when it is associated with Jupiter as it is closer to Saturn and Bigger in Size as well. That is why Saturn becomes a benefic planet when it is associated with Jupiter rather than its friend Venus or Mercury.

Basically, when a Dark or Hot planet gets some cool lights, they become Benefic. However, the benefic planets should be strong enough to shed their lights on the Malefic planets. This means, the strength of the Benefic planets should be evaluated first. So, once the strength of Benefic planets and its association with Malefic are known, then it becomes lot easier to forecast the effect of Saturn or Mars upon the native, especially during their Dasa or Bukthi period.

Saturn becomes Benefic when it is associated with Jupiter in the following order.

  1. Aspect of Jupiter on Saturn
  2. Saturn conjuncts Jupiter
  3. Saturn is posited in Signs ruled by Jupiter (Sagittarius or Pisces)
  4. Aspect of Venus on Saturn
  5. Aspect of Mercury on Saturn
  6. Moon and Saturn in Quadrant (Moon is anywhere between 4th to 10th house to Sun)
  7. Saturn conjuncts Venus
  8. Saturn conjuncts Mercury
  9. Saturn conjuncts Moon (Moon is anywhere between 4th to 10th house to Sun)
  10. Saturn posited in house ruled by Venus or Mercury

In all the above cases, the strength of the Benefic planets must be evaluated first. If the Benefic planet is debilitated (Ex - Jupiter in Capricorn) or posited in Inimical house (Ex - Venus in Leo) or in conjunct with Rahu or Ketu, or in combustion with Sun, then the effect of Saturn will still be the same or become worse.

In the chart shown below, the 10th and 11th House Lord Saturn is posited in 8th house. Saturn 7th house aspect falls on 2nd house and 10th house aspect falls on Leo. Despite Sun is debilitated and Saturn aspect falls on Leo, the Native was a Govt. employee and retired as a high ranking officer.

Here, Saturn is conjunct with Mercury which transformed it into Benefic. Thus, Saturn being the 10th house Lord and aspects Leo, it helped the Native in getting Govt. Job. As Jupiter 5th house aspect falls on 10th house, the native had a good career growth and retired as an Officer.

He has a wonderful family, despite Saturn aspects 2nd house which represents Family. Reason is simple. Saturn got transformed it into benefic.

In this chart, Moon is Malefic because it is a Waning Moon and ruler of Quadrant too. So, the Blemish of Quadrant Lordship gets activated and Moon will not be capable of pronouncing inauspicious result. Also, Moon is posited Quadrant to Sun which means it is sufficiently bright enough to transform malefic. Now that, posited Quadrant to Moon, Mars becomes Benefic. It aspects falls on Ascendant and 2nd house too.

When Mars aspects Ascendant in a horoscope, the person will be generally Energetic and reactive type. But, this Native is a soft spoken and polite person reflecting the significances of Moon instead of Mars.

Also, his family life is also so good despite Saturn and Mars aspect 2nd house.

Understanding and Assessing Moon's strength

Moon has two phases namely Waxing (New Moon to Full Moon) and Waning ( Full Moon to New Moon). Moon strength grows eventually from New Moon to Full Moon and loses its strength from Full Moon to New Moon. In other words, Moon is stronger when it is away from Sun, and weaker when it is closer to Sun, in either direction. When Moon is placed in any house from 4th to 10th house to Sun (4th, 5th... 9th, 10th), it is stronger.

On the day of New moon, Moon is as dark as Saturn and hence as evil as Saturn. So association of Saturn or Mars with Moon will pronounce worst result.

Whereas on the day of Full moon, Moon is bright and association of Saturn or Mars with Moon will pronounce best result, provided Rahu/Ketu are not in conjunct with Moon.

Also, if Moon is any house from Quadrant to Quadrant to Sun, then Saturn or Mars will produce positive result when associated with Moon, provided Rahu/Ketu are not in conjunct with Moon.

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