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Marriage Yoga

We know, Marriage is a sacred occasion. In Tamil there is a saying ‘Kalyanam enbathu aayiram kaalathu payir’ meaning Marriage is like a 1000 year crop, once planted it bears fruit for 1000 years. This tells the necessity and importance of why great care must be taken before the wedlock of a Boy and a Girl.

Marriage Yoga plays a major role in Early, Timely, Late or Love marriage. Marriage Yoga is said to be formed when planetary conditions are favorable and friendly to Ascendant Lord.

People with good marriage yoga will get married at the right age. But marriage of people with Marriage Dosha (Blemishes) in the horoscope gets delayed or they face problem in married life or get divorced or they never get married.

Planetary conditions which influence favorably or affect Marriage Yoga are :

1. The Planetary period : The Planetary Period plays a major role in Marriage. Marriage takes place during Bhukthi period of 3rd, 7th or 11th house Lord from ascendant, if Dasha Lord is friend of Ascendant Lord. In my personal experience, I have noticed that marriage takes place during Bhukthi period of 2nd or 4th house Lord. Marriage also happens during Rahu/Ketu Dasha period.

If the ruling Dasha Lord and the Ascendant Lord are friends, then the Dasha is called Yoga Dasha or Lucky Period. If they are rival then it is called Avayoga Dasha or Unlucky Period. A person with Yoga Dasha will get married at the right age. And, Marriage of those who are stuck in Avayoga Dasha may be delayed till the start of Yoga Dasha or they may not marry at all.

For instance, let us consider a person with Cancer Ascendant. Saturn and Mercury are rival to Ascendant Lord Moon. Hence, Saturn and Mercury Dasha are Avayoga Dasha for this native. Let us say the Saturn Dasha starts at the age of 23, then for the next 36 years (Saturn Dasha 19 years, followed by Mercury Dasha 17 years) the native will get stuck in Avayoga Dasha. With the Avayoga Dasha ruling continuously for 36 years, the native's marriage will get delayed or the native may not get married at all.

2. Dignity of Planets : Jupiter, Venus and 7th house Lord are mainly responsible for Marriage. The disposition of these Planets should be good. The marriage may get delayed if these planets are afflicted.

3. Strength of Houses : 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 12th houses are associated with Marriage. 12th house stands for sexual pleasure, 7th house stands for spouse, 5th house for progeny, 2nd house for family and 4th house for peace at home. If any of these houses are afflicted, marriage will get delayed until the condition of the house improves.

4. Jupiter Aspect : When the aspect of Transit Jupiter falls on Birth Sign or 7th house to Birth Sign, then it is called "Viyazha Nokkam" or simply Jupiter Aspect. For Girl, it includes 8th house as well.

Onset of Jupiter Aspect is considered as auspicious time in arranged marriage. Hence, most of the Parents wait for the Jupiter Aspect before start searching alliance for their wards.

Consider the Transit Jupiter is transiting through Aries. Then, it aspects fall on Leo, Libra and Sagittarius as shown in the picture below.

The Jupiter Aspect for Marriage for Boys will set for those whose Birth Sign is Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius Signs.

For Girls - In addition to the above the Jupiter aspect will set for Taurus, Capricorn and Pisces Signs (all 8th house).

Gochara Guru aspect

5. Marriage Blemish : A person with clean horoscope, meaning free of any Marriage Dosha (Blemish), is likely to get married on time provided other conditions are in favor. However, if there are Marriage Blemishes such as Kalathra Dosha, Manglik Dosha, Putra Dosha then not only the marriage gets delayed but also leads to Separation, Divorce or Unhappiness in Marital life.

6. Upaya Lagnam : If the Ascendant of a person is either Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces (Upaya Lagnam), then marriage normally gets delayed. For all these Ascendants, the 7th house Lord, one of the important house Lords influencing Marriage, is also Badhakathipathi cum Marakathipathi and also afflicted by Blemish of Quadrant lordship (Kendrathipathi Dosha).

Thus, the 7th house Lord for Upaya Lagnam is functionally Malefic. Moreover, the Ascendant Lord and 7th house Lord (Jupiter x Mercury) belong to two different groups. So, naturally the 7th house Lord delays the marriage. And, if the 7th house Lord of these Upaya Lagnam gets posited in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th or 12th house, then not only the marriage gets delayed but affects the married life as well.

A person gets married on time when all the above discussed conditions are favorable. Many people think that Jupiter Aspect is most important for marriage but is not so. Jupiter aspect also plays a role but it is not the only factor that influences the marriage.

Finally, the conditions discussed above need not be favorable for both the Boy and the Girl. If it is strong enough for one of them then it will influence the other and they both will get married.