Everything changes with the time. About two decades back friendship was generally confined to same sex. Hetero-sexual friendship was scorned of. The improvement in female education and their joining work force has inereased intermingling of sexes. The Western concept of boy-friend and girl-friend is in vogue. If today a boy or girl does not have friends of opposite sex, he/she is considered backward and uncultured. While some friendships remain static, others develop into love and also marriage. Astrology provides a definite clue to judgement of friendship, love and marriage.
For judgement of friendship/relationship we have to first examine the Lagna/Rashi of the individuals. The Zodiacal signs are classified into four groups according to their elements fire, earth, air and water. Fiery sign born are independent, assertive and enthusiastic. Earthy sign born are careful, cautious, suspicious, slow and steady. Airy sign born are gentle, amiable and humane. Watery sign born are sensitive, sentimental, refined and receptive. Fiery sign are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. Earthy signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Airy signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, while Watery signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The inter-relationship between the signs is as follows:
1. Similar Signs
2. Earthy and Watery
3. Fiery and Airy
1. Fiery and Earthy
2. Fiery and Watery
3. Watery and Airy
Friendship : Individuals with similar or friendly birth signs make friends and those with unfriendly signs do not have lasting friendship due to their different nature and aptitude. Individuals born in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius (Fiery sign) harmonise with Gemini, Libra and Aquarius (Airy sign) born. Persons born in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn (Earthy sign) have lasting friendship with Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces (Watery sign) born. However, those born in Fiery sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) will not have good relationship with Earthy sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) born and Watery sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) born. Similarly, Watery sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) born will not be lasting friends with Airy sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) born. Friendly signs only show friendship, not love.
The 11th house of the horoscope relates to friends. Planets friendly to Lagna lord posited there give good friends. In male horoscope Venus indicates female friends, while in female chart Mars shows male friends.
Love Affair : For love affair, the inter-relationship of Moon and Venus, and Mars and Venus is looked into. If Moon is posited in Taurus or Libra (Venus sign) and Venus is located in Cancer (Moon sign) in a horoscope then the individual is sentimental and the friendship may turn into love.
Mars conjoining or aspecting Venus, or their placement in each other's sign, or their connection with 5th and 7th house in Lagna chart or Navamsa, shows much attraction towards the opposite sex. A weak 7th lord or Venus in boy's horoscope (Mars for girls) and their affliction indicates an affair prior to marriage. The affliction of Mars in girl's horoscope (Venus in boy's horoscope) by Rahu or Saturn or both, by conjunction or aspect indicates that the native is easily attracted towards opposite sex and is not able to resist physical intimacy.
The 4th house of the horosocpe relates to 'heart'. Influence of benefic planets on it, especially Jupiter, shows pure and true love, while the influence of malefic planets shows insincerity and cheating in love affair. The 5th house has an important role in love affair. Influence of benefic planets on it shows success in love, while malefic influence shows disappointment and failure in love affair.
When Moon or Venus is located in Mithuna or Sagittarius, or conjoined therein, the native has one-sided love. Then Moon and Venus conjoin in Libra or aspect it, the native has a sincere and faithful love affair.
When Lagna and 7th lord are conjoined in 8th or 12th house and aspected by malefic planets from 5th house, then the love ends in frustration.
Timing of Love Affair
1. When Jupiter transits through Lagna, 5th, 8th and 11th house, the native is inclined towards opposite sex.
2. Rahu's transit through 5th or 7th house also produces the same feelings.
3. When Rahu transits over Venus in a horoscope, the native is overpowered by pangs of love.
1. Saturn's transit through 5th, 9th or 11th house from lagna breaks love affair.
2. When Rahu transits over Venus located in 12tth house, it creates strong inclination towards love affair, which proves harmful to the native.
1. When there is exchange of houses between 5th and 7th lords, the native enters into love marriage.
2. Relationship among 5th, 7th and 9th lords results in love marriage.
3. If Lagna, 5th and 9th lord become related through conjunction or aspect, the native has love marriage.
4. The conjunction of 11th, 7th and 5th lord, their mutual aspect or exchange of houses promotes love marriage.
Failure of Love Marriage
1. The conjunction of 5th and 7th lord with Saturn and Mars in 11th house causes love marriage, but if aspected by Rahu or Ketu the love marriage ends in failure.
2. If 5th and 7th lord with Saturn and Mars are located in 6th, 8th or 12th house, then the love marriage ends in failure.
3. The affliction of 8th house (Mangalya) and the 8th lord by Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Saturn in Lagna chart or Navamsa or both indicates unorthdox marriage which ends in failure.
To sum up, a connection through conjunction, aspect or exchange of house by the lords of Lagna, 5th and 7th house in Lagna chart or Navamsa indicates love marriage. The location of 5th and 7th lords in each other's sign, Nakshatra or Navamsa also leads to love marriage. It becomes a certainty when the conjunction of 5th and 7th lords takes place in Kendra or Trikona in a benefic sign, and it is aspected by unafflicted Jupiter, the love marriage runs smoothly. When Mars in a girl's horoscope and Venus in a boy's horoscope are located in indentical signs and receive benefic aspect, the unorthodox marriage is successful and lasting. However, the combination of Mars and Venus in 6th, 8th or 12th house, or their affliction by malefics shows misfortune and broken marriage. When 7th house, 2nd house, 7th lord and Venus are badly afflicted by Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Ketu, Uranus, Pluto or Neptune, then the love affair fails to materialise in marriage. Hence an indepth examination of the horoscope is necessary before predicting about the future of love marriage.
Discussion of Horoscopes
1. Lagna and 12th lord Saturn is in 12th house, with 2nd and 11th lord Jupiter. The 7th house is occupied by Rahu, Uranus and Pluto indicating impulsive behaviour regarding marriage. The 5th and 7th house lords (Mercury and the Sun respectively) are conjoined in Lagna indicating love marriage. But these are afflicted by Rahu-Ketu Axis and aspected by Uranus and Pluto from 7th house, Moon is weak and afflicted. The native also has Udarastha Sadesati (Sadesati at birth). Mars in 5th house in inimical sign shows stubborn attitude. Own sign Venus in 2nd house is afflicted by Saturn and Pluto, while Mars is in Kendra from Venus, Jupiter, Karaka for husband, is debilitated in 12th house with 12th lord Saturn and aspected by Mars. Ketu and Saturn afflict 9th house (religion). The native, a Punjabi girl, working as school teacher, fell in love with the Muslim School bus driver and married him ignoring family objection. Her married life is quite unhappy with threats of talaq.
2. In this horoscope 9th lord Sun is exalted in 5th house, 5th lord Mars is in 4th with debilitated 7th lord Mercury. The 5th and 7th lords are inimical to each other. Venus conjoins Ketu and is aspected by Rahu, Saturn and Uranus. The boy suffers from mangal dosha. He had love marriage against the wishes of family.
His wife separated after some months due to family discord (Mars in 4th). As 7th house is a dual sign, 7th lord is in dual sign aspected by its lord Jupiter, the boy is destined for second marriage, but he should marry a girl with compatible Mangal Dosha for a smooth family life.
3. The 5th lord Jupiter is in 8th in own sign and aspects 7th lord Saturn posited in 12th house. Lagna lord Sun, and 2nd and 11th lord Mercury are located in 5th aspected by Yogakaraka Mars and Ketu. There is no benerfic planet in Kendra. Kalatrakaraka Venus is afflicted in 3rd house by Rahu-Ketu axis and Uranus. The boy eloped with a 11 year younger girl in his neighbourrhood and later married her in temple. The affliction of Kalatrakaraka Venus by Rahu, unfavourable location of 7th lord Saturn in 12th house, and 5th lord Jupiter in 8th house do not augur well for happy married life.