Vedic Astrology and Education

Abha Bansal

"Education yields humility. Humility bestows ability. Ability or skill brings money. Money helps you to do religious deeds and your religious deeds bring lot of happiness to you."

In a horoscope 4th house is the karaka house of education and 5th is that of intellect. As 2nd house is the house of speech and goddess Saraswati so this also can be considered as house of education and erudition. For making achievement in the field of higher education 9th house is important and 10th house is the Karaka house of name and fame from education. There is very close relationship between education and intellect. Similarly there is close relationship between 4th and 5th house.

All the planets are associated with different genres of education. For eg. Jupiter is the chief karaka of Vedas, philosophy and astrology. Mercury is significator of mathematics, financial management and medical. Venus is auspicious for music and effective interpretation. Mars gives the ability to rule and to fight against injustice. It is the chief karaka of art of warfare.

Sun represents administrative education, medical and philosophy. Moon is auspicious for medical, poetry, astronomy, spiritual and astrological education. Saturn and Rahu are chief Karakas of foreign education. 9th house, Jupiter and Moon are the chief karakas of spiritual education.

In a horoscope the grasping power and the ability to acquire education is studied from Mercury whereas Jupiter is the chief karaka of one’s educational upgradation.

Intelligence : If the lord of fifth house Mercury is conjoined with any benefic planet and gets aspect of a benefic planet. If 5th lord is in conjunction with benefic planets, Mercury is exalted, Mercury placed in fifth house or the navamsa lord of 5th lord is well aspected by a benefic planet in Kendra. If any of the above be the case, the native would be intelligent.

When Mercury is in its own house or in a Kendra from the ascendant or remains in a trine the native gets flourished with high education, vehicles and property.

If Jupiter is well aspected by Venus and Mercury in the ninth house the native is complete erudite.

If Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are in the ninth house the native is renowned scholar. The combination of Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn in the ninth house equips the native with complete erudition and eloquence of speech.

The native is very intelligent if 5th lord is hemmed between benefic planets or if the lord of the sign where 5th lord is placed gets auspicious aspect from a benefic planet.

The intellect of native is very sharp when 5th house is in between two benefic planets, Jupiter is in 5th and Mercury is unafflicted.

Memory: If the lord of fifth house is in conjunction or aspected by a benefic planet or the fifth house is occupied or aspected by a benefic planet or if the lord of fifth house from Jupiter is in Kendra or Trikona the native is blessed with sharp memory.

Grammar: If powerful Jupiter and the lord of second house are aspected by Sun and Venus the native can be an efficient grammarian.

The conjunction of powerful Jupiter with 2nd lord and Sun also proves beneficial to be good in grammar.

Mathematics: It is important for the Jupiter to be in the centre and Mercury should be the lord of second house or Venus should be exalted or in its own house. Because of this combination the native has deep interest in mathematics.

If Mars is in the second house with a benefic planet or aspected by Mercury or Mercury is in Kendra the native becomes a mathematician.

If Jupiter is in Kendra or Trikona, Venus is exalted, Mercury and Mars in house of wealth or in any Kendra aspected by Mercury the native becomes a very good mathematician.

If Moon and Mercury are in Kendra or in conjunction with 3rd lord Mercury or Mercury is in 6th from Saturn and Jupiter in 2nd from Lagna the native is very expert astrologer.

Eloquence of Speech:

If 2nd lord Jupiter occupies 2nd house the native can become a full time public speaker and expresses his opinion effectively in his lectures provided it is not aspected by any malefic planet.

Unafflicted Jupiter and Mercury in 2nd house can enable the native to become extremely efficient in interpretation.

If Mercury and Jupiter occupy or aspect powerful 3rd house or are in Kendra from it, the native has very sweet voice.

Different Sutras (planetary combinations) have been mentioned in astrological texts like - Sarvaarth Chintamani, Jatak Parijaat and Jyotish Ratnakar which indicate about the erudition, knowledge, education and intelligence of a native through his horoscope.

Here we shall be knowing about these Sutras with illustration -

In the horoscope of Adi Guru Shukracharya 2nd house lord Sun is exalted in 10th house, Venus the karaka planet of erudition and imagination is also occupying 10th house in conjunction with Sun. 9th lord (the karaka of spiritual education) is exalted in kendra. This exalted Jupiter is also aspecting 5th and 9th house. The karaka of intellect Mercury is occupying 10th house in conjunction with Sun and Venus. Yogakaraka planet Mars is in 10th from 5th house. Shankaracharya was a world famous erudite of unparalleled genius of his time. There is mutual exchange between 2nd lord Sun and 5th lord Mars. In this way all the karaka planets and karaka house lords of education are very beautifully placed in this chart because of which he earned the title of Jagadguru by defeating all spiritual gurus in debate on scriptures. It was a world famous event of his victory popularly known as Shankardigvijay.

According to Sarvaarth Chintamani the significator of knowledge Jupiter and that of intellect Mercury prove extremely beneficial for the native to become a king or to win lots of appreciation from people, if they aspect each other or have mutual exchange or are together in an auspicious house.

This is the notable horoscope of Shri B. Suryanarayan Rao. In this horoscope 5th lord from lagna, Moon and Sun all are together in 10th house in conjunction with Jupiter. 10th house stands for getting success in examinations and name and fame. 4th lord Sun is in 10th house in conjunction with karaka planets of knowledge and intelligence i.e, Jupiter and Mercury and is aspecting 4th house. 2nd, 4th and 5th lords are in 10th house with Jupiter. The combination of Mercury and Jupiter with Sun in 10th house earned him lots of name and fame not only in India but also abroad. He was a renowned scholar whose contribution to astrology is unparalleled.

This is the horoscope of Shri Arun Bansal who is the man behind first astrological computer software in India. The credit of making astrology accessible to common man through computerised astrological software goes to him. In this horoscope there is a mutual exchange between Jupiter and Mercury. Second lord Mercury, natural karaka of speech and intellect is occupying the house of 5th lord Jupiter and this Jupiter which is also 9th lord from Moon is occupying the house of 2nd lord Mercury. This very auspicious Jupiter is also giving aspect to the house of name and fame from education i.e. 10th house. Because of this exchange between the karaka of knowledge and that of intellect he is very intelligent, soft spoken, knowledgeable, serious and logical. Not only did he make astrology easier with his software but also earned name and fame for himself.

This is the horoscope of world famous industrialist Shri Dheerubhai Ambani. In this horoscope lagna and 5th lord Jupiter is in 10th house from lagna, Moon and Sun. second lord Saturn is occupying its own house. 5th lord and 12th lord Mars is in 9th house in conjunction with Ketu. Second lord Saturn is well aspected by lagna lord and 4th lord Jupiter. Everybody knows that Dheerubhai Ambani converted his small business into a big empire, earned lot of name and fame and became the richest business person in India with his sharp intellect. He established new records in his area of work with his sharp intellect.

This is the horoscope of a very popular IPS officer Smt. Kiran Bedi. Her sharp intellect, communication skills and spiritual knowledge is remarkable. She started spiritual and Yoga classes for the good health of prisoners in Tihar Jail. She was honored with Magasaysay award for rendering outstanding services. In Kiran Bedi’s horoscope lagna lord & 10th lord Mercury is in 9th house in the sign of Venus in conjunction with Sun and Mars. In addition 2nd lord and 9th lord Venus is in 10th house in the sign of Mercury. So it is very good mutual exchange between 9th lord Venus and 10th lord Mercury. Fourth lord Jupiter occupying 5th house is giving auspicious aspect to 9th house where 10th lord, lagna lord, 3rd lord, Moon sign lord and Sun are also getting benefited from this aspect. Jupiter is also giving aspect to lagna. Jupiter and Mercury are forming connection with lagna, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th houses. According to Jyotish Ratnakar it is very auspicious for acquiring excellence in the field of education.

According to one more Sutra, if the lord of the sign where 5th lord is placed, gets auspicious aspect from a benefic planet the native becomes very intelligent.

In Kiran Bedi’s chart, 5th lord is in 12th house in Leo and the lord of Leo gets auspicious aspect of Jupiter and Moon.

In the horoscope of Sir Rabindranath Tagore lagna lord and 10th lord Jupiter is exalted in 5th house. There is mutual exchange between 2nd lord Mars and 4th lord Mercury. Mercury and Venus are in 2nd house with exalted Sun. There is very beautiful mutual exchange between Lagna lord Jupiter and 5th lord Moon. Therefore in this horoscope several planetary combinations are indicating exceptionally good intelligence level which earned him lot of name and fame. He belongs to ages. National song Jan Gan Man was written by him. He won noble prize for his creation Geetanjali. Britishers gave him the title of Sir and Tagore.

This is the horoscope of freedom fighter Subhash Chander Bose who acquired higher education and qualified the examination of ICS. In this horoscope 5th lord Sun is in 10th house with Mercury and Ketu. Lagna lord is in 2nd house and 9th lord Jupiter is in 5th house. Jupiter and Venus are aspecting each other. Venus is aspecting 5th house. Because of these planetary combinations he impressed masses with his sharp intellect, knowledge and eloquence of speech.

This is the horoscope of former elections commissioner Mr. T.N. Seshan who worked on several senior posts of responsibility. Fifth lord Mars is occupying 9th house with Lagna lord Jupiter in Leo. Jupiter is aspecting 5th house and Lagna. Benefic planet Venus is also aspecting 5th house. Second lord Saturn is in 2nd house. Ninth lord Sun is well aspected by Jupiter. Because of these combinations he acquired lot of education and recognition and handled all responsibilities very efficiently.

Swami Vivekanand is the name of a great spiritual miracle. Venus and Mercury are in 2nd house. Saturn and Moon are in 10th house in Mercury’s sign. Ninth lord Sun is in lagna. Second lord is in 10th house. Fifth lord Mars in its own sign is well aspected by Jupiter. In addition to that 4th lord Jupiter is aspecting 5th house and 5th lord Mars. There is mutual exchange between 10th lord Mercury and 2nd lord Saturn. These combinations earned him international fame for his spiritual knowledge.

Conclusion : For making any type of achievement in the field of higher education it is inevitably essential that 2nd, 4th , 5th, 9th and 10th houses in a horoscope should be under the auspicious influence of Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Moon and Sun.




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