astrological predictions related to birth of a child may not always work. Let
us have a look at some Vedic astrological predictions associated with various
aspects of childbirth.
Bringing a new baby into the world is a
very exhilarating and life-changing decision,
but it can also be filled with anxiety and uncertainty. So much to consider: family support,
financial capacity, lifestyle changes… It is essentially a leap
into the unknown. It is the biggest irreversible decision that you as a couple
will ever make in each other’s
No matter how varied and
different India’s culture may be, prevailing norms amongst all Indians indicate
the necessity of starting one’s family as soon as possible. In the staunchly
patriarchal society that we live in, the pressure to get pregnant never lets
up. No sooner than a couple gets hitched, “when are we getting good
news?” is the question on every well-meaning yet annoyingly intrusive
Difficulty or even a delay in
pregnant can play
havoc on a marriage. The stress can put excessive strain on relationships with
your spouse, in-laws and extended
So before you start trying for that
little bundle of joy, turn to Vedic astrology to know what
destiny has in store for you and your future children.
Shastra, or Vedic Astrology, meaning the science of light
has its origin in the ancient Indian scriptures known as the Vedas.
following are the key Jyotisha indicators that are used to predict and
enlighten us about the possibilities and the hindrances, if any, of having
Fifth House in
This house in your horoscope shows the prospects of
having children. Association of good planets with the
5th house like Jupiter, Venus or Moon support in the
healthy development of the foetus, while dry and malefic planets like Rahu, Ketu, Mars or
Sun may not be favourable for childbirth.
Lord of the Fifth
The fifth house lord is the ruler of the zodiac sign
that falls on the cusp of the fifth house. For instance, if Scorpio falls on
the cusp of the fifth house, Mars will be the fifth house lord, since Mars
rules the Scorpio sign.
Since Mars is a masculine planet, the first child could be a male.
Also the placement of 5th lord in the horoscope matters.
If it is placed in malefic houses like 6th,
8th or 12th house, which
represent sickness, sorrows, death and losses then childbirth could be denied.
If the 5th house lord is placed in an auspicious house
like the 9th house, i.e. the house of fortune, it would
mean a favourable position for childbirth.
`Significator` For Children
Jupiter, which rules the zodiac signs Sagittarius and
Pisces, is the main significator for children. If Jupiter is weak in the
horoscope, being placed in a malefic house (6th,
8th or 12th houses) or in
conjunction with malefic planets like Rahu, Ketu or Saturn,
it may deter the prospects of childbirth.
If your Moon is sitting in the
5th house, and gets favourable aspects and/or
association of other planets, you may be blessed with many children. However,
any influence of evil planets like Rahu, Ketu or Saturn
may act as a deterrent to childbirth.
Barren or Fruitful
Signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are
considered fruitful signs for childbirth, while signs Virgo, Aries and Leo are
considered barren. The remaining signs offer mixed results. So if your fifth
house is at the cusp of a barren sign, you may be denied the prospects of
having a child.
D-7 or Saptamasha
It is a continuation of the birth chart or the birth
gives a deeper insight into matters pertaining to children like, impregnation,
gender of the child, birth of the child, comforts from the child, grandchildren
etc. In this chart a zodiac sign is divided in 7 equal parts of 4 degrees 17
minutes Therefore, as per Vedic Astrology, the
fifth house of your horoscope is the primary determinant of your children.
Moreover, factors like strength and placement of 5th house
lord, the zodiac sign at the cusp of 5th house, strength of Jupiter in
horoscope and Saptamasha or D-7 chart
can help us predict about our children and happiness from them. Believers or
followers should consult expert or seasoned Vedic astrologers either before
planning a pregnancy or in cases of miscarriages, difficulty in conception,