Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. - Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran rightly states, the relationship between our life and love. Love is divine and higher form of spirituality. It is also said that Love is God, and God is Love. It’s a wonderful experience which can happen to anyone. It teaches one to give and to keep giving happiness to others, unconditionally. And then there is an attraction and compassion.
Love marriages have been happening all over, since ancient times mostly in our civilizations. In Vedic and ancient civilization it was considered as Gandharva Vivah i.e., marriage due to the mere choice of male and a female. The ancient examples of Gandharva Vivah are Arjuna and Subhadra, Dushayant and Shakuntala. And in these modern times, love marriages are happening, as well. Love Marriage is a union of two persons based upon mutual attraction, liking and affection. In Love Marriage, the couples usually marry, even if, their elders are against it, for any reasons.
So, in any Love Marriage there is a mutual attraction, liking and affection and the method may be unconventional due to disagreement with elders. Love marriages are done obviously without verifying the charts.
Have you ever thought why and what could be the reasons behind all these love marriages?
Astrologically speaking, there are, certain permutation combination of planets, making love marriages to happen. The astrological birth charts can very clearly and loudly reveal the tendencies and inclinations to go for love marriage. Now, we must also admit here that all love affairs do not get converted into marriages.
The fifth house of horoscope signifies love, affection, love-making and producing progeny as a highest form of creativity. It is major point, revealing the possibilities of bright or dull prospects of love or love affair. It also indicates education period or intelligence in anybody’s horoscope.
The third house of horoscope in astrology, deals with socializing or friends younger then one’s age. And it also signifies neighbor, school or classmate, friend or relative of brother or sister. It also indicates short or frequent journeys, telephonic talks or correspondence. So, with any frequent visitor or the friendship may get started in journeys, telephonic or through any correspondence. Likewise, eleventh house of astrological birth chart governs friendship with elders. The 8th, 10th and 12th houses also play a part in it.
And the 7th house of horoscope signifies spouse or life partner. Astrologically, marriage is to be judged from 7th house of Ascendant, Moon and Sun Signs. The Navamsa and Saptamsha charts have also to be considered while deciding about marriage. Indian Seers have called this trinity of Ascendant, Moon and Sun as Sudarshan Chakra.
The 2nd house of horoscope reveals the family happiness and 12th house indicates the bed pleasures and comforts. These houses have also to be checked along with above said astrological parameters. Similarly, watch for the 9th house of horoscope for the elders, dharma, religion or righteousness. If there are any afflictions of Rahu, Saturn etc on the 9th house of elders, it may prepare one to go against ones elders or cross religion marriage.
Now, having said this, we must understand that there should be some astrological connection between all above said factors to decide whether the love affair will get converted into love marriage. If the lord of 5th house of love affair, is placed in the 7th house of marriage and lord of 7th house of marriage is safely placed in the 5th house of love affair, I mean, if there is exchange of placements of the lords of 5th and 7th in the horoscope representing love affair and marriage respectively, there could be a love marriage.
In an another instance, if the lord of 7th house of marriage is in the 11th house of friendship or vice-versa, there may be good number of chances, of a love affair getting converted into a marriage.
The combination of Moon i.e., mind, Venus i.e.,Love, Saturn i.e.,Touch and Rahu i.e., unconventional methods in ones horoscope may also lead to a love marriage.
The exchange of 1st house lord (of Self) and 7th house lord (of Spouse) may also lead to a love marriage. Similarly the combination, placement or association of 1st lord of self and 7th lord of marriage in the 5th house of Love affair, or 11th house of friendship may also attract love marriage.
As to why there is a mutual attraction between the males and females, there are astrological reasons. Astrologically speaking, the Mars rules the sex life of females and Venus signifies the sex life of males. If the placement of Mars in females horoscope, coincides with the placement of Venus, in Male’s horoscope by closer degree there is a great mutual attraction. However there is 6/8 or 2/12 axis placement of Mars and Venus in the mutual horoscopes they will dislike or hate each other.
When Mars of any woman’s horoscope gets the influence of Saturn or Rahu or both of man’s horoscope to a closer degree, the woman will be drawn towards the man. And when Venus of any man’s horoscope is conjoined or influenced by Saturn or Rahu or both of woman’s horoscope to a closer degree, the man will be drawn towards the lady.
Astrologically if, Mars in females and Venus in males in one and same sign, they will be mutually attracted towards each other and may cause a love affair. If the Jupiter (a benefic planet) of man conjoins Mars of female, to a closer degree, the relations between the two will be based on mutual trust and attraction will be throughout life.
Love received and love given, comprise the best form of therapy. - Gordon William
And this happens, in above stated astrological principles, which produce mutual attraction and affection, that also, life-long. And it is rightfully said by Martin Luther that, there is no more, lovely, friendly, charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Not always the love marriages are successful, as there are, sometimes, afflictions to the planets causing mutual attraction. Or the so called love or attraction is a trap formed by their planetary positions temporarily till the time of marriage, and later, they fall apart.
Sometimes there is love affair, but no marriage, because there is no mutual astrological link established by the 5th, 7th, 1st, 11th lords and 9th house does not get afflicted, resulting in not getting married due to surrendering to the will of elders or obeying them well. In this case love remains love; however, marriage comes as an arranged marriage by the elders of the family.
When in love, one may not consult for matching of the horoscopes. As said by Sam Keen, “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” However, there is no harm in having an expert astrological counseling or guidance for a good married life.
By: Sharen Scott
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