Though many people and astrologers in India are still relying on Gun Milaan alone for the purpose of Match Making and accordingly they are bothered the most by the defects like Nadi Dosh and Bhakut Dosh, there are some other factors which are being considered by many astrologers in the process of horoscope matching and accordingly there are more misconceptions being born due to misunderstanding or incomplete understanding of these concepts by some astrologers and people interested in astrology. One such concept which carries weight in the process of match making is the placement of natural malefic or cruel planets in the houses of the horoscope which are related to marriage or the fruits of married life. The placement of these so called natural malefic and cruel planets in the houses related to marriage and married life in a horoscope and their commonly believed bad effects on the marriage and married life of the native is the topic of discussion for this article. I will cast light on some commonly believed misconceptions related to the placement of such planets in the houses related to marriage as well as the actual and practical scenario arising out of these placements in certain specific houses of a horoscope.
To start with the discussion, the placement of Rahu, Ketu, Saturn or Mars in any of the houses signifying marriage and married life in any of the horoscopes under consideration for match making is considered very bad for marriage and married life according to a particular group of people and astrologers who believe that as these planets are Malefic and Cruel planets, so their presence in any of the house signifying marriage or fields related to marriage in a horoscope is very likely to affect the marriage and married life of the native in a negative way. For example, any one or more than one of the planets Rahu, Ketu, Mars or Saturn placed in 7th or 8th house of a horoscope is considered very bad by many people and astrologers and it is thought that such a placement of one or more of the above mentioned planets will bring serious problems in the married life of the native which usually include very disturbed marriage, separation or divorce, serious medical problems or injuries to the partner and death of the partner of the native.
This again is nothing but a misconception as this statement is incomplete and does not hold true in all the cases of match making and is applicable only to some specific cases of match making. Analyzing this misconception further, we know that there are only twelve houses in a horoscope and accordingly each one of the planets has to be placed in one out of these twelve houses and as there are only nine planets and four out of them are considered very bad for marriage and married life when placed in some particular houses of the horoscope which are related to marriage and married life, so the percentage of people having one or more of these planets placed in certain specific houses is again very high.
For example, every third person on an average is having Rahu or Ketu placed in 7th or 8th which are considered as the two most important houses in a horoscope for analyzing marriage and married life. As there are only twelve houses in a horoscope, so the placement of any one of Rahu or Ketu in 7th or 8th house means that Rahu and Ketu occupy 4 houses of the horoscope which in simple language means that if any one of Rahu or Ketu is placed in 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th house, the above mentioned placement takes place because of the fact that Rahu and Ketu are always placed exactly opposite to each other and placement of any one of them in the 1st or 2nd house will simply mean the placement of the other one in the 7th or 8th house respectively. This again leads to the conclusion that 33% of the people are having this defect and should witness very serious problems in their married life, a few of which are mentioned above.
Moving on to Saturn and Mars, it can be easily calculated that each one of them is likely to be placed in 7th or 8th house of a horoscope in one out of six horoscopes as they have to be placed in one out of the twelve houses available and the chances of them being placed in two specific houses out of the twelve houses will be about 17% for each planet. Combining such placements of Saturn and Mars with the similar placements of Rahu and Ketu in a horoscope, it can be concluded that more than 50% of the horoscopes will witness the placement of one or more of these planets in either 7th or 8th house of the horoscope, which means that half of the world’s population should face very serious problems in their married lives which also includes divorces and deaths of the partners due to the above mentioned placements of Rahu, Ketu, Saturn and Mars in their horoscopes.
And as we can see that this is clearly not the case because such a high percentage of high quantum problems are not observed in the married lives of the people, Which means that the theory attached to the placement of one or more of these four planets in the houses signifying marriage is not complete and is a misconception in its present form and needs some modification. In my personal experience and practice, any one of these four planets placed in the houses signifying marriage or married life will bring bad results only if it is working negatively in a horoscope and making some kind of defect with its house of placement. And even if one or more than one of these four planets are working negatively in a horoscope and making defects, the strength of the defects made by them and the other factors in the horoscope which can reduce or balance out the bad effects of these placements and defects should be considered properly before jumping to any conclusions. And let me finally add here that any of above mentioned four planets can bless the native with very good results in married life if it is working positively in his horoscope and making some kind of positive yoga with its house of placement. So the nature, strength and other important factors regarding these planets should be analyzed properly before reaching to any conclusions.
To conclude the discussion, do not lose heart merely due to the fact that one of these four so called malefic planets is placed in one of the houses which are related to marriage and married life. Have an expert opinion and you might be surprised to find a Manglik Yoga instead of a Kuja Doshaa in your horoscope due to the placement of Mars in one of the houses related to marriage and married life.