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Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Great Gambler

This is the chart of someone who plays on the professional poker circuit. Since Most of us, especially astrology students, will not come across someone who makes money through games of chance I am appending this chart here. Arguably, poker is not a game of chance but for the purposes of jyotisha, it will be considered under luck, lottery, gambling etc. Here is the chart:


First of all lets look at the sub lord of the 2nd cusp (of wealth), it is Saturn. Saturn signifies 10, 2 3; Mars 10, 5 12. Thus we can see that Saturn is signifying the 5th house strongly. All entertainment, luxury, sports, films, games, gambling and such activities come under gambling. Thus this person can acquire wealth through 5th house related activities. Interestingly, this person has invested in a few app start-ups that are also dealing with either sports or with card games. So even the 3rd cusp (of communication) being signified along with the 5th cusp by the 2nd CSL is making sense now. It is to be noted that 2nd CSL being Saturn is also significant, because Saturn signifies all underground categories and it is understandable as to why gambling or poker can be considered to be an underground activity. Saturn is in Mars which shows some sort of competition, as Mars is a natural warrior. As such he has chosen poker where there is competition with someone else and not a pure game of chance like matka or craps.

Saturn is also the 5th cuspal sublord indicating underground activities and we all know the importance of a 'poker face', while playing poker. It effectively means to misrepresent ones hand to ones opponents. Saturn is also the planet responsible for lying or hiding the truth. This will also apply in some measure to other matters associated with these houses as well, but that is not important here.

Now the person in question started of playing Poker as a hobby and then ventured into professionally playing it in 2010. What happened then? His Moon Dasha started.

Houses signified by 
Moon: 4 8

Ke 1
Ma 10, 5 12; Ra 7* 
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7*
Su 2 9

*Ra 7
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7*
Sa 10, 2 3; Ma 10, 5 12
Me 2 7 10; Mo 4 8
Ju 11, 1 4

Moon's sublord:
Sa 10, 2 3; Ma 10, 5 12

As one can see, the native is getting results primarily through the house 4 (he owns a lot of land) and through 8 (underground activities). what sort of results? That can be seen from the starlord of the planet. Houses strongly signified will tell us that he will win (2 11) and lose ( 5 12) and play against several different group of opponents (9th).

The dasha is mixed and whether the native won more or lost would have depended on the dates he played. A good bhukti-antara would give him a win, and a bad one a loss.

He consulted with me early this year and I had advised him to avoid all risky activities, especially games of chance from March 2017 to October 2017. The reason for this was that he was in Ketu's bhukti in that period. 

Ke 1
Ma 10, 5 12; Ra 7* 
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7*
Su 2 9

*Ra 7
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7*
Sa 10, 2 3; Ma 10, 5 12
Me 2 7 10; Mo 4 8
Ju 11, 1 4

Ketu's sublord:
Ma 10, 5 12; Ra 7*
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7*
Sa 10, 2 3; Ma 10, 5 12
Me 2 7 10; Mo 4 8
Ju 11, 1 4


Ketu is not a good planet to speculate under. One it is a natural malefic and in this case it is also signifying very strongly the houses of 5 8 12, which is financial scandal, sexual  scandal and loss of face. There is 2 9 11 houses signified which will prevent total loss, but 5 8 12 signified so strongly at star and sub level will cause a lot of trouble. This is especially true as the dasha lord is giving both positive and negative results as far as finance and reputation is concerned.

Unfortunately, the native did not heed my advice and played in several places abroad. I know the person and he is a very fair minded person and has a strong sense of morality in financial dealings. However, on one occasion he was accused of cheating in a Poker game abroad after a big win (financial scandal). In reality the opponents who he beat were looking for a way out of paying him, and enough of them got together to orchestrate this accusation.

Now despite not being a cheater this person has had to face a severe jolt to his reputation. To the point that several people privately admit that the cheating accusation is frivolous but are still publicly using the opportunity to avoid paying him. So the people who he owes money want theirs back, and people who owe him money are refusing to pay him and now he is caught in a financial bind, causing reputation damage.

It is indeed sad that the native did not heed my advice to stay off the circuit for just a few months. 

Now when will the situation improve?  Ketu's Bhukti is getting over on October 25, 2017, which is about a month and a half from now. Then Venus starts, its significations are:

Ve 1 6 11; Su 2 9

Ve sublord:
Ju 11, 1 4; Ra 7

Ra 7
Ju 11, 1 4;  Ra 7*
Sa 10, 2 3; Ma 10, 5 12
Me 2 7 10; Mo 4 8
Ju 11, 1 4

Venus is extremely positive at the star and planet level, 1 2 6 9 11 means he will be able to get money from people who owe him and will be able to repay those to whom he owes the money. Sale of property may also be a source of income for him as the houses signified 9 and 11 are the 6th and 8th from the 4th house of property.

Looking forward the next dasha for the native is of Mars, beginning in Dec 2019. As seen above Mars will primarily give results of 5 8 12 houses and as such it would be advisable for the native to end his gambling career along with the Moon Dasha itself.

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