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SJVC Saptamsa 1


T H E S A P TA M S A C H A K R A - P R O G E N Y

Indian Society has come to be plagued by the great evils of female feticide and infanticide. Before
consulting a doctor for sexual determination and then, blindly heading for an abortion, the
expecting parents are well advised to consult an astrologer.


It delves into the prospects for good progeny or its denial. The fifth house, its lord, planets posited
and aspecting it and Guru, the Putrakaraka are to be examined as per canons on this subject
(Details have been summarized by Dr. B.V. Raman in How to judge a Horoscope or Crux of
Vedic Astrology by S.Rath.)
The Saptamsa is the one-seventh divisional chart wherein each Amsa (part) measures 4 178.57
of arc. For odd signs the seven divisions are counted from the sign itself and for even signs, the
count begins from the seventh Rasi. The Saptamsa is consulted for details of procreative ability as
well as progeny. This article is restricted to progeny only.


There are certain simple rules that govern the sex determination of the children.

4.1 For a male nativity, the first child is determined by the lord of the 5th house from Saptamsa
Lagna, whereas for a female nativity, the first child is determined from the lord of the 9th house
from Saptamsa Lagna.

4.2 For a male nativity, subsequent children are determined from the lords of every 3rd house
from the fifth, in direct order, i.e. the second child 7th house lord third child from 9 house lord
and fourth child from 11th house lord and so on whereas, for a female nativity, subsequent
children are determined from the lords of every 3rd house from the ninth, in reverse order. i.e. the
second child from 7th house lord, third child from 5th lord and fourth child from 3rd lord and so on.
4.3 A male child is predicted, if the lord of the child is,
(a) placed in an odd sign or, Cancer or Pisces OR
(b) exalted or conjoins exalted planets, or
(C) conjunct the Sun, Jupiter, Mars or Rahu (considered male planets).
4.4 A female child is predicted, if the lord of the child is,
(a) placed in an even sign, Gemini or Aquarius, OR
(b) debilitated or conjoins debilitated planets, or
(c) conjunct the Moon, Venus, Mercury, Ketu (Considered feminine planets) or Saturn
(Napumsaka also)
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4.5 The sign occupied by the 5 , 7 etc Lords should be treated as the Lagna of individual
children. Take the lord as the Lagna of specific children and predict fortune as per dasas.

4.6 Timing the birth of Children

(a) Birth, of children takes place during the dasa of planets having Argala on Saptamsa
(b) Individual children are predicted during the antardasa of the lord of the child, its
depositor or the lords of the 3rd/8th from the Lagna (as mentioned earlier). In case of a
conflict between the indications of the saptamsa of expectant father and mother, the
results should be predicted from the male horoscope(This rule has also been proved by
genetics wherein it is an established fact that the sex chromosomes are only determined by
the male)
(c) Generally, a male child is born in six Rasi comprising the kendra/kona from Janma Rasi
of saptamsa of father, i.e. the Janma Rasi of the son is the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th or 10th
from saptamsa Rasi of the father.
(d) Generally, a female child is born in the remaining six Rasi i.e. 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, or
12th from the saptamsa moon of the father.


Case 1: Male born on 12 November1934, Cuttack, India

SJVC Saptamsa 3
1. 5th Lord in Rasi, Mercury has gained 3 Amsa and is placed with 3 planets. The native has
three children.

2. 5th Lord from Saptamsa Lagna, Mercury, is placed alone in Dhanus. The first issue is a son
who works in a telecommunication company. Since Mercury is in the 12th from Lagnesh
Saturn, he is settled in a foreign country. He was born during Rahu-Merc-Venus in Vrischik
Rasi Kendra to Simha-Saptamsa moon.
3. 7 lord sun is exalted in Mesha. The second issue is also a son who is employed in the
Govt. He was born in Rahu-Merc-Guru in Kumbha Rasi.

4. 9th Lord Venus is exalted in Pisces, and conjoin Ketu. In spite of Ketu the two other factors
predominate and the 3rd issue is also a son involved in the export of prawns(Ketu). He was
born during Rahu dasa Ketu antardasa in Simha Rasi.

Case:2 Male born 7 May1963, 11 a.m. at 25N5, 85 E25.

1. 3 planets aspect the 5th (Rasi drishti) as the 5th Lord in debility gains 7 amsas. The native
has 3 issues (2 Surviving)

2. Sun, 5th Lord in Saptamsa, is alone in Virgo showing the 1st issue that was lost few
months after conception as the fifth lord going to the sixth house shows early death of child.

3. Venus, 7th lord is in Kumbha and 2nd pregnancy is a daughter.

4. The 9th lord Jupiter is in Sagittarius, but conjoins debilitated Rahu and Mercury. Thus the
third issue as foretold, is a daughter. [All other astrologers had said boy as the Dasa was of
Jupiter, but the results were different.]

5. The native wanted to try for a son again, but was advised against it since the 11th lord
Saturn is alone in Capricorn and, this issue too would be a female.

It maybe noted that from the case histories it will be seen that a conjunction dominations
placement unless the lord is exalted or debilitated.