Libra (Tula) Rashi

The 7th sign is Tula (Libra). Parashara describes Tula as follows:

"It is a Seershodaya rashi rising with its head; Tula is strong during daytime. It is black in complexion and is predominant with Rajo guna. It relates to the western direction and resorts to land. It is destructive or mischievous ('Dhatin'). It represents Sudras or the 4th Varna. It has a medium build physique and is a biped rashi. Its lord is Shukra."

Virgo (Kanya) Rashi

The 6th sign is Kanya (Virgo). Parashara describes Kanya as follows:

"It is a resident of the hills, and is strong in daytime. It rises with its head and has a medium build. It is a biped rashi and resides in the south. It has grains and fire in its hands. It belongs to the business community and is variegated. It relates to hurricanes ('Prabharanjani'). It is a Virgin and is Tamasic (a disposition of demons). Its ruler is Buddha."

Leo (Simha) Rashi

The 5th sign is Simha (Leo). Parashara describes Simha as follows:

"It is ruled by Surya and is Sattvic. It is a quadruped and a royal rashi. It relates to forests and rises with its head. It has a large, white body. It resides in the east and is strong during daytime."

Cancer (Karka) Rashi

The 4th sign is Karka (Cancer). Parashara describes Karka as follows:

"It is pale red. It relates to forests and represents Brahmins. It is strong during the nights. It has many feet (i.e. it is a centipede rashi) and has a bulky body. It is Sattvic in disposition (seen in gods) and it is a watery rashi. It rises with its back and is ruled by Chandra."

Gemini (Mithuna) Rashi

The third sign is Mithuna (Gemini). Parashara describes Mithuna as follows:

"It rises with its head and represents a male and a female holding a mace and lute. It lives in the west and is an airy rashi. It is a biped rashi as well and is strong during the nights. It lives in villages and is windy in temperament. It has an even body with a green hue like the color of grass. Its ruler is Buddha."

Taurus (Vrishabha) Rashi

The second sign is Vrishabha (Taurus).

Parashara describes Vrishabha as follows:

"It's complexion is white, and is lorded by Venus. It is long and is a quadruped sign. It has strength at night and resides in the South. It represents villages and businessmen. It is an earthy sign and rises with it's back."

Aries (Mesha)

The first Rashi is Mesha (Aries).

Parashara describes Mesha as follows:

"The complexion of Aries is blood-red. It has a prominent (big) body. It is a quadruped sign and strong during the night. It denotes courage. It resides in the East, and is related to kings. It wanders in the hills and it's predominant guna is Rajasic. It rises with it's back and is fiery. It's ruler is Mangal"

Chapter 97 Conclusion

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९७ (अथोपसंहाराध्यायः)

अथोपसंहाराध्यायः ॥ ९७॥

यच्छास्त्रं ब्रह्मणा प्रोक्तं नारदाय महात्मने ।
तदेव शौनकादिभ्यो नारदः प्राह सादरम् ॥ १॥

ततो मया यथा ज्ञातं तुभ्यमुक्तं तथा द्विज ।
नासूयकाय दातव्यं परनिन्दारताय वा ॥ २॥

जडाय दुर्विनीताय नाज्ञाताय कदाचन ।
देयमेतत्सुरिलाय भक्ताय सत्यवादिने ॥ ३॥

मेधाविने विनीताय सम्यग् ज्ञातकुलाय च ।
पुण्यदं ज्यौतिषं शास्त्रमग्र्यं वेदाङ्गमुत्तमम् ॥ ४॥

जानाति कालमानं यो ग्रहर्क्षाणां च संस्थितिम् ।
होराशास्त्रमिदं सम्यक् स विजानाति नाऽपरः ॥ ५॥

Chapter 96 Remedies for Unusual Delivery

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९६ (प्रसवविकारशान्त्यध्यायः)
अथ प्रसवविकारशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९६॥

अथाऽहं सम्प्रवक्ष्यामि विकारं प्रसवोद्भवम् ।
येनाऽरिष्टं समस्तस्य ग्रामस्य च कुलस्य च ॥ १॥

अत्यल्पे वाऽधिके काले प्रसवो यदि जायते ।
हीनाङ्गोवाऽधिकाङ्गो वा विशिरा द्विशिरास्तथा ॥ २॥

नार्या पश्वाकृतिर्वापि पशुष्वपि नराकृतिः ।
प्रसवस्य विकारोऽयं विनाशायोपजायते ॥ ३॥

यस्य स्त्रियाः पशुनां वा विकाराः प्रसवोद्भवः ।
अनिष्टं भवने तस्य कुलेऽपि च महद् भवेत् ॥ ४॥

Chapter 95 Remedies for birth of a daughter after three sons

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९५ (त्रीतरजन्मशान्त्यध्यायः)

अथ त्रीतरजन्मशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९५॥

अथाऽन्यत् संप्रवक्ष्यामि जन्मदोषप्रदं द्विज ।
सुतत्र्ये सुताजन्म तत्त्रये सुतजन्म चेत् ॥ १॥

तदाऽरिष्टभयं ज्ञेयं पितृमातृकुलद्वये ।
तत्र शान्तिविधिं कुर्याद् वित्तशाठ्यविवर्जितः ॥ २॥

सूतकान्तेऽथ वा शुद्धे समये च शुभे दिने ।
आचार्यमृत्विजो वृत्वा ग्रहयज्ञपुरस्सरम् ॥ ३॥

ब्रह्मविष्णु महेशेन्द्रप्रतिमाः स्वर्णजाः शुभाः ।
पूजयेद् धान्यराशिस्थकलशोपरि भक्तितः ॥ ४॥

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