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Compatibility Analysis through Vedic Astrology, Jyotish

Compability analysis based on Jyotish, Vedic Astrology

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In traditional Vedic society one of the most important uses of astrology is to evaluate whether the charts of people who are planning to get married are in agreement to each other.

This is a subject about which a lot of confusion exists. Some traditional astrologers mainly look at the Kutas agreement. At first sight, this seems to be an extensive system, but in fact it is only based on how well the Nakshatra in which the Moon of one partner is placed fits with the Moon Nakshatra of the other partner. We will deal with this system later. However just looking at the Kutas agreement of the Moon is quite limited.

What sometimes happens is that some people have a hard time getting married because there are indications in their chart that marriage will be difficult. I do not think that making it diffficult for people from fullfilling what may be their heart desires is a good use of astrology.

Another approach is that if someone has afflictions in the chart you look for another person who has the same afflictions. The idea is that if two people who have the same affliction in their chart get married, the affliction will be neutralized and the karma that has to do with the affliction will have to be faced in a future lifetime.

I may have an unconventional opinion about this, but I rather face my karma during this lifetime than saving my (bad) karma and probably prolonging the number of times that I have to return to this earth .

I also have doubts whether this method of ‘cancelling the affliction’ really works.


One very well known affliction commonly ‘solved’ this way is the Kuja Dosha affliction.

This affliction has to do with certain positions of Mars that are thought to be problematic for married life.

There is Kuja Dosha in the chart if:

The reasoning behind this is that Mars is a malefic and if positioned in the above houses it will damage the houses of marriage (seventh house), family life (the second house), the home environment (the fourth), the marital tie (eighth house) and/or sexual pleasure (twelfth house) either by being in these houses or aspecting them.

The logic behind the exceptions is not always clear.

According to quite a number of astrologers, there is also Kuja Dosha in a chart if Mars is located in the 1,2,4,7,8 and 12 from the Moon and even if Mars is located in these houses from Venus.

Especially if we look for Kuja Dosha not only from the ascendant, but also from Mars and Venus we may well find this affliction in something like 80% of the charts.

I think it is useful to be aware that Mars in certain positions may damage relationships. However, this is just one factor among many. Probably Saturn in the above houses also causes damage. And for relationships we do not only have to look at the Rashi but also at the navamsa.

I do not think if we see Kuja Dosha in a chart, it is useful to ring the alarm. Especially since it occurs in most charts.


Another factor, which is looked upon, is the longvity of the partners. The reasoning is that if one of the partners will have a short life a marriage is not very useful. If an astrologer thinks one of the partners may have a short life he may very well think this person is not a person who should marry.

The subject of longevity is a complex subject in itself. I am not going to treat this extensively. There are a couple of methods to predict the longevity. However as Richard Houck as shown in his book ‘the astrology of death’ these methods do not work very well.

My advice would be to keep it simple. If the first house (the house itself and the lord) and the Moon in a chart are strong and there are not many planets in dushtana houses a person will probably live longer than if the first house and the Moon are weak and there are many planets in dushtana houses.

This is an easy ‘rule of thumb’ which may be more useful than some complicated quantitative methods that in practise do not work.


One method of Vedic astrological compatibility analysis, which I like, is the following:

Look for the ascendant of person A and person B, see in what signs they are and what the relationships of these signs are. If the ascendant is in a 2/12 or 6/8 relationship this is problematic, but if it is in a 5/9 relationship this is good. I also think that a 3/11 relationship can work very well. Also if both ascendants are in the same sign this is a good factor.

Apart from conjunctions Kendra relationships (4/10 and the opposition) may be difficult.

There are some expections to this rule. Like if both signs are rules by the same planet this is good. Example: Libra and Taurus are in 6/8 relationship, but since Venus rules both signs, they do have something in common.

You can also compare the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in both charts.

Of course, they symbolize different aspects of the relationship (for example Mercury symbolizes the communication in the relationship).

I do not think comparing Jupiter and Saturn is very useful unless both people have a big age difference (let us say more than 5 years). This is because Jupiter and Saturn are slow moving.

To find explanations look for the elements the planets are in. An example: If the Moon of A is in Leo and the Moon of B is in Cancer we have a problem because fire and water do not go together well.

The relationship will be somewhat better for B then for A. The Moon of A is in the second house from the Moon of B. However, the Moon of B is in the twelfth house (sign Cancer) from the Moon of A (sign Leo). Therefore, it is possible that B will drain (twelfth house) A.

You also can analyze planetary pairs. If the Venus of one person is in opposition to the Mars of the other person that will mean strong sexual attraction. This is also the case if the Venus of A conjuncts the Mars of B.

A similar rule can be made of the relationship between the Sun and the Moon. If the Sun of one person is in opposition to the Moon of the other person this works well. This is also the case if the Sun of A conjuncts the Moon of B.

In cases like these will be a good exchange of female (Shakti: Moon and Venus) and male (Shiva: Sun and Mars) energies.

I do think this is a fruitful and not too difficult method. If you use this method, it is recommended to use the South Indian format (which I use in this course) because in this format the signs in different charts are in the same place.


It is also possible to analyze the influence of planets in houses. A great tool for this is the so-called Sudarshan Chakra. This is a chart made up of two circles, like the circles used in Western Astrology. There is an inner chart, which can be the chart of partner A and there is an outer chart, which is the chart of partner B. The ascendant of both charts is at the same place (usually at the top of the circles).

You can see which houses of A are activated by partner B. For example if I have a partner who has a lot of planets that activate my eighth house it is very well possible that I experience her as confrontational.

If she activates my ninth house she may broaden my horizon and I may feel great because of her, especially if my ninth house is being activated by her benefics ("Yes, I love to go to India with you"). If it is being activated by her malefics it could be that she somehow limits or frustrates the way I would like to broaden my horizon ("Oh no, you are again planning a trip to India?").



There is another type of analysis possible. Although Tajika analysis is seldom used when analyzing birthcharts, I do not see a principle reason why we should not do this.

What I would like to suggest now is not so much as to use the Tajika method for analyzing a birthchart but to make a comptability analysis using the Tajika method.

The principle is easy. Just look what kind of aspects the planets of A make with the planets of B. Let us say the Sun of A makes a trine to the Jupiter of B. A (the Sun person) will feel stimulated by B (the Jupiter person). He will note the stimulating Jupiterian energy of B. B (the Jupiter) person will feel energized or empowered by A (the Sun person). If it is a square instead of a trine the stimulation may be a bit too much.

If you make an analysis like that, you will encounter many aspects, some of them seem to be contradictory, but this merely reflects the nature of reality that sometimes is complex. For example: It is also possible that in addition to the aspect I mentioned before the Moon of A makes a square to the Saturn of B. A (the Moon person) will feel restricted by B (the Saturn person). By the way, if the aspect would be a trine A (the Moon person) would merely feel ‘grounded’ by B (the Saturn person). That is not a bad experience.

To avoid an overload take the Tajika orbs and divide them by two.

For example: If we analyse the relationship between the Sun and Jupiter between charts we look for the maximum orb of the Sun which is 15 and the maximum orb of Jupiter which is 9.

(15+9):2=12, which is the regular Tajika orb for a Sun-Jupiter aspect.

To avoid an overload this maximum orb is divided by two. The outcome will be a maximum orb of 6 degrees.

What makes this analysis complicated is that for every planetary combination you have to calculate a maximum orb. This may very well be the reason that in contemporary Western astrology the maximum orbs are the same for certain kind of aspects (all squares have the same maximum orb, all sextiles have the same maximum orb and so on).

If you want to keep it simple, I would like to suggest a maximum orb for all aspect of 5 degrees. Of course, calculating the maximum orb for each planetary combination is better. If you have the courage and time to do that, please feel free to do so.

Personally, I only look at conjunctions with Rahu and Ketu and not at aspects. However, you may well have another opinion about this.

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In what follows I will explain the traditional method of Kutas analysis. The traditional method consists of comparing the Nakshatra in which the Moon of the bride is located with the Nakshatra in which the Moon of the bridegroom is.

It is also possible to do a more sophisticated analysis in which not only the Nakshatras in which the Moon is are compared, but also the Nakshatras of the ascendant and Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

The Kutas analysis consists of 12 factors. Every factor can give some points. After the analysis is made all the points are added up. To have a good relationship a minimum of points is required. If the total points are below that minimum than it is possible that the astrologer will advise against the marriage.

Here are the different factors:

  1. Dina Kuta: If the Nakshatra of the man is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 Nakshatras from the Nakshatra of the woman 3 points will be given. If the number is 9 or more it is divided by 9 and we work with the remainder. Let us say the Nakshatra of the man is 14 Nakshatras from the Nakshatra of the woman 14/9=1 and the remainder is 5. Because the remainder is 5 no points are being given.
  2. Gana Kuta: When we dealt with the Nakshatras we have seen that we can divide the Nakshatras in deva, human (manusha) and demon (rakshaka) Nakshatras. Look for this in lesson 2, paragraph 5 under temperaments. People who have their Moons in Nakshatras that fall in the same category can marry. A deva man can marry a deva or manusha woman. Six points are given. He cannot marry a rakshaka woman (0 points are given). A manusha man can marry a deva woman (5 points are given) or a manusha woman (6 points are given). He should not marry a rakshaka woman (0 points). A rakshaka man should not marry a deva woman (1 point) or a manusha woman (0 points). He can marry a rakshaka woman (6 points). When the lords of the signs in the rashi or navamsa of the man and woman are the same bad Gana Kuta results can be compensated (however this does not change the points that are being given).
  3. Mahendra Kuta: The Nakshatra of the man should be 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22 or 25 Nakshatras away from the Nakshatra of the woman. A good Mahendra Kuta should promote the longevity of the relationship. This factor is mentioned in a Kuta analysis, but no points are given by this factor.
  4. Stree Dirgha: The Nakshatra of the man should preferably be more than 9 constellations away from the Nakshatra of the woman. This factor is mentioned in a Kuta analysis, but no points are given by this factor.
  5. Yoni Kuta: This has to do with sexual compatibility. Every Nakshatra is associated with a type of yoni. Example: Vishakha and Chitra are associated with a tiger yoni. That means these Nakshatras are rather wild in making love. There is also a division in male and female yonis. Vishakha has a male tiger yoni and Chitra a female tiger yoni. It is best if both partners are born in Nakshatras, which symbolize the same yoni type, but of different sexes. Therefore, someone with the Moon in Vishakha would be a great sexual match for someone with the Moon in Chitra. If a couple has friendly yonis of the female sex marriage will be acceptable. It will be difficult if the two people both have male yonis.


  6. Rashi Kuta: This factor is different from the factors, which are shown above, because this deals with the signs in which the Moons are located (and not the Nakshatras).

    Bad results: Moon in the chart of the man is in the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 th from the Moon in the chart of woman.

    Bad results: Moon in chart of the woman is in the 12 th from the Moon in the chart of the man.

    Good results: Moon in Chart of the man is in the 12 (gives longevity), 7 th (gives agreement) from the Moon in the chart of woman.

    Good results: Moon in chart of the woman is in the 2 (gives longevity), 3 (gives happiness), 4 (gives wealth), 5 (gives happiness), 6 (progeny will prosper), 7 th (gives agreement) from the Moon in the chart of the man.

    When both signs are owned by the same planet inauspicious effects will be cancelled.

    The bad results coming from a certain number are the opposite of the good results.

    If good results exists (or if bad results are cancelled) 7 points will be given by this factor.

  7. Graha Maitram: This factor is dependend upon the friendships or animosities of the lords of the Moonsigns of the couple. In the first course, a diagram was presented with the friendships and animosities of the planets. This is diagram 5 shown in lesson 4. When the lords of the Moonsigns are friends Graha Maitram is at its maximum. In this case five points are given. When lord A is a friend to lord B and lord B is neutral to lord A this is good. Four points are being given. When both are neutral, Graha Maitram is mediocre. This will bring in three points. When one is friendly and the other is inimical 1 point is given. When one is neutral and the other is inimical this will give a � point. When both are enemies Graha Maitram is zero. However, if a friendship exists between the lords of the Moonsigns in the navamsa three points are given (instead of zero, � or one point).
  8. Vasyu Kuta: Some signs have a certain degree of magnetism to each other. Vasyu Kuta magnetism makes understanding of each other easier. If the Moon of the female feels magnetism towards the Moon of the male one point is given. If the Moon of the male feels magnetism towards the Moon of the female, also one point is given. Therefore, the maximum amount of points to be gained from this factor is two, if magnetism exists from both sides.


  9. Rajju: This factor is used to measure the duration of married life. The Nakshatras are being divided into 5 types of Rajju. To make a long relationship possible the Moon Nakshatras of the couple should not fall in the same Rajju. Below you will see a table of the divisions. I have also mentioned the number of a certain Nakshatra. You can see that the Nakshatras, which are mentioned in a next category, are always the neighbouring Nakshtras of a former category.


    Padarajju: Ashwini (1), Ashlesha (9), Magha (10), Jyeshta (18), Mula (19), Revati (27).

    Katirajju: Bharani (2), Pushya (8), Purva Phalguni (11), Anuradha (17), Purva Ashadha (20), Uttara Bhadrapada (26).

    Nabhi: Krittika (3), Punarvasu (7), Uttara Phalguni (12), Vishakha (16), Uttara Ashadha (21), Purva Bhadrapada (25).

    Kantarajju: Rohini (4), Ardra (6), Hasta (13), Swati (15), Shravana (22), Shatabhishak (24).

    Sirorajju: Mrigashira (5), Chitra (14), Dhanistha (23).

    In a Kutas analysis, this factor is mentioned but no points are given by this factor.

  10. Vedha: Some Nakshatras are said to afflict each other. A marriage between people who have their Moons in Nakshatras, which afflict each other, should not take place. This is a list of the prohibited pairs:


    Ashwini (1) and Jyeshta (18); Bharani (2) and Anuradha (17); Krittika (3) and Vishakha (16); Rohini (4) and Swati (15); Mrigashira (5) and Dhanistha (23); Ardra (6) and Shravana (22); Punarvasu (7) and Uttara Ashadha (21); Pushya (8) and Purva Ashadha (20); Ashlesha (9) and Mula (19); Magha (10) and Revati (27); Purva Phalguni (11) and Uttara Bhadrapada (26); Uttara Phalguni (12) and Purva Bhadrapada (25); Hasta (13) and Shatabhishak (24).

    In a Kuta analysis, this factor is mentioned but no points are given by this factor.

  11. Varna: This is a factor, which is supposed to be an indication of the spiritual development of the partners.


    These are the categories:

    Brahmin (priests): Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.

    Kshatriya (politics and war): Leo, Sagittarius, Libra.

    Vaisya (business): Aries, Gemini, Aquarius.

    Sudra (manual labour and service): Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

    If the woman is in a higher category as the man 0 points are given by this factor.

    If the man is in a higher category as the woman 1 point (which is the maximum) is given by this factor.

    If they both belong to the same category 1 point is given.

  12. Nadi Kuta: In lesson 13 of the first course we have seen that in ayurveda three constitution types are recognized: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The Nakshatras are divided between these three temperaments. The Moons of the man and the woman should fall in Nakshatras of a different dosha. It is also recommended that the Moons do not fall in the same rows of the scheme below. This factor is important because the points to be gained by this factor are 8.



The total amount of points to be gained is 36. As a rule of thumb we can say that the minimum points which should be gained for the match to be good is 21.

Keep in mind that this is just one factor. The traditional method is based only on the Moon. Nevertheless, it is possible to compare all the planets and the ascendant by this method. Not just the Moon. We may calculate the average results for all these. In that case, the picture may very well be different.


As an example of how to do the analysis we will look at what should have been the ‘dream couple of the 20th. Century’ Prince Charles and Lady Diana. You see the charts below.

Note that although the marriage did not work out, neither of them has Kuja Dosha from the ascendant. They both have Kuja Dosha from the Moon. Nevertheless, the theory that Kuja Dosha (from the Moon) is cancelled if both partners have Kuja Dosha (from the Moon) has obviously not worked in this case.

| Name: Prince Charles Prepared By: Roeland De Looff |
| Birth Date: 14-11-1948 Weekday: Sunday |
| Time: 21:14:00 GMT: 21:14:00 |
| Time Zone: 0 West TZ Name: Greenwich Mean Time |
| Latitude: 51 30'00" North Location: |
| Longitude: 0 10'00" West Ayanamsa: Lahiri 23 08'23" |
| |
| Rasi Angle and Sign Nakshatra, Lord, Pada, Sound Velocity |
| -------------------------- --------------------------- -------- |
|Ascendant: 12 14'45" Cancer Pushyami Saturn 3 HO 0.72 |
| Sun: 29 17'53" Libra Vishakha Jupiter 3 THAY 1.01 |
| Moon: 7 17'28" Aries Aswini Ketu 3 CHO 0.93 |
| Mercury: 13 50'33" Libra Swati Rahu 3 RO 1.48 |
| Venus: 23 16'02" Virgo Hasta Moon 4 DHA 1.22 |
| Mars: 27 49'38" Scorpio Jeyshta Mercury 4 YU 1.38 |
| Jupiter: 6 45'31" Sagittarius Moola Ketu 3 BA 2.46 |
| Saturn: 12 08'17" Leo Makha Ketu 4 MAY 1.70 |
| Rahu: 11 52'07" D Aries Aswini Ketu 4 LA 0.01 |
| Ketu: 11 52'07" D Libra Swati Rahu 2 RAY 0.01 |

|9th Pisces |10th Aries |11th Taurus |12th Gemini |
| | Moon - | | |
| | Rahu D -- | | |
| | | | |
|8th Aquarius | |1st Cancer |
| | | Ascendant |
| | | |
| | Rasi Chart | |
|-------------------| for |------------------|
|7th Capricorn | Prince Charles |2nd Leo |
| | | Saturn |
| | | |
| | | |
|6th Sagittarius |5th Scorpio |4th Libra |3rd Virgo |
| Jupiter MT | Mars ORT | Ketu D ++ | Venus f=++ |
| | | Mercury =++ | |
| | | Sun fe | |

| Name: Princess Diana Prepared By: Roeland De Looff |
| Birth Date: 01-07-1961 Weekday: Saturday |
| Time: 18:45:00 GMT: 18:45:00 |
| Time Zone: 0 West TZ Name: Greenwich Mean Time |
| Latitude: 52 30'00" North Location: |
| Longitude: 0 30'00" East Ayanamsa: Lahiri 23 19'00" |
| |
| Rasi Angle and Sign Nakshatra, Lord, Pada, Sound Velocity |
| -------------------------- --------------------------- -------- |
|Ascendant: 25 27'44" Scorpio Jeyshta Mercury 3 YE 0.88 |
| Sun: 16 21'41" Gemini Aridra Rahu 3 JNA 0.95 |
| Moon: 1 43'00" Aquarius Dhanishta Mars 3 GU 1.06 |
| Mercury: 9 53'21" Rx Gemini Aridra Rahu 1 KU -0.47 |
| Venus: 1 06'06" Taurus Krittika Sun 2 EE 1.02 |
| Mars: 8 20'35" Leo Makha Ketu 3 MU 1.10 |
| Jupiter: 11 46'52" Rx Capricorn Sravana Moon 1 JU -1.25 |
| Saturn: 4 29'47" Rx Capricorn U. Ashada Sun 3 JA -2.05 |
| Rahu: 4 43'59" Dx Leo Makha Ketu 2 ME -0.20 |
| Ketu: 4 43'59" Dx Aquarius Dhanishta Mars 4 GAY -0.20 |

|5th Pisces |6th Aries |7th Taurus |8th Gemini |
| | | Venus Oe | Mercury Rx O |
| | | | Sun - |
| | | | |
|4th Aquarius | |9th Cancer |
| Moon TKe+ | | |
| Ketu Dx ++ | | |
| | Rasi Chart | |
|-------------------| for |------------------|
|3rd Capricorn | Princess Diana |10th Leo |
| Saturn Rx O | | Rahu Dx |
| Jupiter Rx Tf- | | Mars K++ |
| | | |
|2nd Sagittarius |1st Scorpio |12th Libra |11th Virgo |
| | Ascendant | | |
| | | | |
| | | | |


First let us do the ’easy analysis’.

  1. Ascendant: The ascendant of Charles in in Cancer and of Lady Di in Scorpio. This is a 5/9 relationship and therefore good.
  2. Moon: The Moon of Charles is in Aries and the Moon of Lady Di in Aquarius. This is a 3/11 relationship and therefore quite well. On the level of the mind (Moon) they will connect well to each other.
  3. Sun: The Sun of Lady Di is in Gemini and of Charles in Libra. This is a 5/9 relationship and is very good. On the level of the soul (Sun) there must have been agreement.
  4. Mercury: Mercury in Diana’s chart is in Gemini and in the chart of Charles in Libra. Again this is a 5/9 relationship, which means that there must have been good communication.
  5. Venus: The Venus of Charles is in Virgo and the Venus of Diana is in Taurus. This is another 5/9 relationship. There must have been some love between the couple.
  6. Mars: Mars in Charles chart is in Scorpio and Mars in Diana’s chart is in Leo. This is a kendra relationship and therefore difficult. The two energies are in conflict. There must have been some fights. Because there is a considerable difference in age we can proceed to analyse Jupiter and Saturn
  7. Jupiter: Jupiter in the chart of Diana is in Capricorn and in the chart of Charles in Sagitarius. This is a 2/12 relationship and therefore bad. Their goals and ideals must have been different.
  8. Saturn: Saturn in the chart of Diana is in Capricorn and in the chart of Charles in Leo. The relationship is 6/8 and therefore bad. Being in each other’s presence did certainly not lessen the feelings of inadequacy

Conclusion: The ascendant, Moon, Sun, Mercury and Venus agree. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are not. This is a somewhat better than average score. However, we have more information than that, by making the analysis we have seen where the difficulties are and where there are points of agreement.


I will follow my own advice and keep a maximum orb of 5 degrees.

This type of analysis is easier if you take one chart as the point of departure.

I will use the chart of Diana for that, but I could also have taken the chart of Charles.

  1. Diana has her ascendant at 25.27 Scorpio. First, we have to look whether Charles has planets between 20.27 (25.27-5) and 30.00 of each sign (we do not go beyond a sign). If we have found such planets we will have to analyze whether they form aspects and if so which aspects. Charles has the Sun in Libra at 29.16, but because planets in Libra cannot make aspects to planets in Scorpio this is not an aspect. He also has Mars at 27.48 Scorpio. This is right on her ascendant. She (ascendant) will stimulate his energy (Mars). This aspect may also cause disagreements. His Venus is at 23.14 Virgo. This is a sextile and therefore positive. His sense of beauty (Venus) is pleased by her presence (ascendant).
  2. The Moon of Diana is at 1.43 Aquarius. We are going to look whether Charles has planets between 0 (we never go beyond the sign) and 6.43 degrees of each sign. He does not have any. It seems he is incapable of connecting to her on the level of feelings and he can not reach her mind. In a relationship, this is problematic.
  3. The Sun of Diana is at 16.21 Gemini. The range that we have to investigate is 11.21 tot 21.21. We find the ascendant of Charles at 12.14 Cancer. A planet, which is in Cancer cannot make a Tajika aspect to a planet that is in Sagittarius. Mercury in Charles’ chart is at 13.48 in Libra. This is a trine and may mean that Charles can reason (Mercury) with Diana (Sun). On an intellectual level, he can connect with her. Charles’ Saturn is in Leo at 12.07. This is a sextile. Charles may ground (Saturn) Diana (Sun).
  4. Mercury in Diana’s chart is at 9.53 Gemini. The range is 4.53 tot 14.53. The ascendant of Charles is within range but does not make a Tajika aspect because an astrological point in Cancer cannot make an aspect to a planet in Gemini. The Moon is at 7.17 Aries, which makes a sextile to Diana’s Mercury. He can talk (Mercury) to Diana about his feelings (Moon) (however, we have seen under 2 that she cannot do the same thing to him). His Mercury is at 13.48 Libra. This is a trine. On a more intellectual level they can connect well to each other. His Saturn is at 12.07 Leo. He may help her to speak (Mercury) clearly (Saturn).
  5. Venus in the chart of Diana is at 1.06 Taurus. The range is 0-6.06. Now we see that not a single planet of Charles makes an aspect to this Venus. Because Venus is the natural karaka for marriage, this is a bad situation. It is strange that her husband does not activate Diana’s planet of love and marriage in any way.
  6. The Mars of Diana is at 8.21 Leo. The range will be 3.21 and 13.21. Charles’ ascendant is at 12.14 in Cancer. This is not an aspect, because an astrological factor in Cancer cannot make a Tajika aspect to a planet in Leo. The Moon of Charles is at 7.17 Aries. This is a trine. Charles’ mind (Moon) will be empowered (Mars) by Diana. Jupiter in Charles’ chart is at 6.44 Sagittarius. Again, a trine. Charles will stimulate (Jupiter) her strength (Mars). Charles’ Saturn is at 12.08 Leo. This is a conjunction. A conjunction especially between to planets which are very much different from each other is difficult. Mars is a planet that wants totally different things than Saturn. Mars wants to express his energy. Saturn restricts. Therefore, Charles’ Saturn restricts the expression of the energy of Diana. This is interesting because when we were dealing with the trine of his Jupiter to her Mars we said Charles would support her energy. In Tajika analysis, it is inevitable that we encounter situations like that. It may very well be that on one level he supported her energy (indeed it was because of him that she came out into the limelight) and on another level blocked it (their bad marriage).
  7. Jupiter in Diana’s chart is at 11.47 Capricorn. The range is 6.47 tot 16.47. Charles has his ascendant at 12.14 Cancer. Therefore, Diana’s Jupiter is located opposite his ascendant. What is even more interesting is that it conjuncts a point called the descendant which says something about marriage (the descendant is always exactly opposite the ascendant). Jupiter’s Diana on his descendant (marriage point) is very good. She seems to be able to fullfill his wishes on the field of marriage. The Moon of Charles is at 7.17 Aries. This is a square. Now squares of Jupiter are not that bad, because Jupiter is the great benefic. It may be that she gives some unrest in his mind (Moon), but this is not an aspect, which causes great problems. Another square is made to his Mercury, which is in Libra (13.51). It may be that she stimulates his thinking too much and brings some unrest in her life.
  8. Saturn in Diana’s chart is at 4.30 Capricorn. The range is 0-9.30. Charles Moon is at 7.17 Aries. This is a square. A Saturn-Moon affliction is one of the worst aspects possible. The Moon is where we are vulnerable. If the Saturn of a person afflicts our Moon than we do not feel safe with that person. Neither do we feel accepted by him or her. Diana may cause Charles to feel depressed. Especially in a marriage, this is a probematic aspect.

The conclusion is many aspects are harmonic (although there are also some very difficult ones). There must be some reason why for many people they appeared to be a ‘dream couple’ for some time and we should realize that it is because of this marriage that Diana changed from an unknown girl into a legend. However, it is striking that neither Diana’s Moon nor Venus were touched by the planets of Charles. I believe that these ‘soft planets’ are cruxial in marriage.

Whatever their connection was, on the feeling of love (Venus) and feelings (Moon) Diana was not touched by Charles at all.

By giving interpretations, I have given the more commonly used interpretations. However, it may be that in this special case we could also have choosen other meanings for the planets. Like Jupiter is the planet that has to do with fame. The Sun is the planet of royalty. If you look at some of the trines and sextiles with these ‘alternative meanings’ in mind this may give additional insight in how these trines have worked out.

My goal was to give an example of a Tajika analysis, which is of use to you when you make your own analyses. That is why I have choosen the more common meanings of the planets and have not choosen meanings which possibly could be more appropiate for this particular situation.


We are not done with Charles and Diana yet. Now we will make their Kuta analysis.

  1. Dina Kuta: Diana’s Moon is in Dhanista (23). Charles’ Moon is in Ashwini (1). Now we have to count: 23,24,25,26,27,1 the Nakshatra of Charles is 6 Nakshatras from the Nakshatra of Diana. This is good. Therefore 3 points are given.
  2. Gana Kuta: Charles has his Moon in a deva Nakshatra, but Diana is a Rakshaka. This is a difficult match therefore no points are given.
  3. Mahendra Kuta: The Nakshatra of Charles is 6 Nakshatras from that of Diana. Therefore the match according to this factor is bad.
  4. Stree Deergha: The Nakshatra of Charles is not more than 9 Nakshatras away from the Nakshatra of Diana. The pairing is bad.
  5. Yoni: Now we will finally know how Charles and Diana felt when they were making love. Charles’ yoni is the yoni of of male horse. However, Diana has the yoni of a female Mongoose. This gives only one point.
  6. Rasi Kuta: The Moon of Diana is in Aquarius and the Moon of Charles in Aries. That means the Moon of Charles is in the third from the Moon of Diana. This gives bad results. No points are given.
  7. Graha Maitram: The lord of Diana’s Moon is Saturn and of Charles Moon is Mars. According to diagram 5 in the first course Saturn is neutral to Mars, but Mars is an enemy to Saturn. This could result in � point. However, in the navamsa of Diana (not shown) the Moon is in Libra and in the navamsa of Charles (not shown) the Moon is in Gemini. It happens that Venus is a friend of Mercury and Mercury is a friend of Venus. Therefore three points are given.
  8. Vasya: Charles’ Moon feels attraction to Leo and Scorpio. However Diana’s Moon is in Aquarius. Diana’s Moon feels attracted to Aries, which is the sign in which Charles’ Moon is located. Therefore one point is given.
  9. Rajju: Charles’ Moon (Ashwini) is located in Padarajju and Diana’s Moon (Dhanista) in Sirorajju. Thus they are located in different rajus, which is good .
  10. Vedha: Ashwini and Dhanita do not afflict each other. Therefore this factor is good.
  11. Varna: Aries and Aquarius are Vaisya signs. Therefore they are of the same Varna. This is good and one point is being given because of that.
  12. Nadi: Ashwini is a Vata Nakshatra and Dhanistha is Pitta. These are different doshas. Therefore eight points are given.

The maximum amount of points to be gained is 36. In this case the match gets 17 points. This is not good. A Vedic astrologer would not have approved of this marriage.


To make this exercise you have to compare your chart to the chart of your partner (or ex- partner).
  1. First make the ‘easy analysis’, which consists of comparing the signs in which the ascendant, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars (and if the age difference is considerable Jupiter and Saturn) are located.
  2. Then make a Tajika analysis.
  3. Finally, make an evaluation according to the Kuta system of chart analysis. If you are in a homosexual relationship, you could make the analysis twice. First, an evaluation with partner A in the male and with partner B in the female role. Then an analysis with partner B in the male and partner A in the female position. You have to take the average of the results. This is also the way to analyse non-sexual relationships using the Kuta system. Sorry for the extra work.

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