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 life.
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 aunt’s lips.
Difficulty or even a delay in getting pregnant can play havoc on a marriage. The stress can put excessive strain on relationships with your spouse, in-laws and extended families.
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.
Jyotish Shastra, or Vedic Astrology, meaning the science of light has its origin in the ancient Indian scriptures known as the Vedas. The following are the key Jyotisha indicators that are used to predict and enlighten us about the possibilities and the hindrances, if any, of having children:
Fifth House in Horoscope
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 House
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.
Jupiter, The `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.
Placement of Moon
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 Zodiac Signs
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 Chart
It is a continuation of the birth chart or the birth horoscope. It 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 minutesTherefore, 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, etc.
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