Education In Astrology

By R K Eashvar pillai

The Divine Science:

The stars and planets have always inspired a sense of curiosity and mystery. Many cultures look skyward and see the face of the divine there. Astrology studies the relationship between the changing sky and our face, world events and personal dramas. There’s a cosmic dance on the grand scale, and one on the intimate scale, going on for each of us.

Vedic Astrology

Vedic Astrology is the ancient Indian system of astrology and astronomy. The term derives from the ancient language of the Vedas, Sanskrit, where Jyotish means light or flame and Ish means God. Jyotish thus means Lord of the light. Jyotish is variously referred to in English as Hindu Astrology, Indian Astrology, and Vedic Astrology. Jyotish is a knowledge to use divine light that remove ignorance.

One’s educational achievements can be predicted by analysing the 1,2,3,4,5 and 9th houses and its lords. Usually the second house is referred as the house for education, which can give details regarding one’s education. The second house alone cannot totally give a measure for one’s education.

In general the lord of the first house/ascendant should be placed in Kendras (1,4,7,10th houses), Trikonas (1,5,9th houses), second or in the eleventh house. If the lord of the first house if posited in the 6, 8, 12th houses from the ascendant or the lord of the first house if debilitated the native suffers alot. Hence it is necessary to know the dignity of the lord of the first house.

The second house tells about the possibility of education, fourth house is the second house for the second house, hence that house should also be analysed. When we are considering the education the child should be appreciated and cared by the mother for its better education. Because for the child mother is the first school, after the mother shows the father to the child, the child comes to who is the father.

Then the father takes him to the teacher. So, the fourth house should be sound for anybody’s education. Most of the readers are very well aware of the second and the fourth houses, due to that it is not necessary to mention much about those two houses. The fifth house can tell about whether the native can get some awards like B.A, B.Sc, etc. Fifth house is responsible for knowledge, memory, wisdom about music, concentration, luck etc. The ninth house is about the philosophical education that is mainly the higher education like Philosophy, Science, Literature, imagination, analytical power, and the higher degrees such has M.Sc, M.B.B.S, PhD etc.

In the astrological sense the lords of the 5th and the 9th house are insane even if they are malefic. The meaning is the lords of fifth and ninth house will not lend any bad effects for the native even if they are malefic in nature. Either the conjunction or the parivarthana (parivarthana refers the lord of the respective house exchange their houses, e.g., moon in Leo and Sun in Cancer refers parivarthana of Sun and Moon) of the 5th and 9th house lords is referred as Saarvabouma Yoga, due to this yoga the native will have extremely best education, their knowledge will be recognised very well and appreciated via medal, honour etc. The placement of benefic planets at the fifth house is very luckier for the native, that too if the lord of the 9th house if posited in the 5th house the native will definitely have familiarity, wealth, higher education, writing and articulation capabilities. If the lord of the fifth house if occupies Kendra position to the moon then the native will be almost live like a king. The conjunction of the lords of the 5th and 9th houses will give extremely the best education to the native and after the completion of his education he/she will be familiar, luckier. Hence it is necessary to weigh the 5th and 9th houses also when analysing one’s educative capabilities.

The educational achievements cannot be guaranteed if anybody’s horoscope has any of the following patterns.

  • Debility of 2,4,5th house lords.
  • Placement of 2, 4, 5th houses in between two malefic planets.
  • Placement of 2,4,5th house lords in between two malefic planets.
  • If the second house is placed with malefic planets like the placement of Saturn or Ragu or both together.
  • If Mercury is placed either in Aries or in Scorpio.
  • If Mercury is debilitated.
  • If Mercury is aspected by Mars, i.e., if mercury is placed with the sight of mars.
  • If Jupiter is debilitated.
  • If Sun is debilitated.
  • If the first house/ascendant or Rasi (Moon) is not aspected by any planets.

Let us see the Yogas related to the education. There are many yogas related to one’s education but some of the important yogas are given here.

Brahma Yoga:

The extreme education, knowledge, wealth, health, familiarity and popularity are guaranteed if the anyone is gifted with Brahma yoga. The placement of Jupiter, Venus in the kendras to the ascendant, and to the lord of either to the 5th or to the 11th house.

Sarawathi Yoga:

The placement of Jupiter, Venus, Mercury in kendras or in Trikonas with respect to the ascendant gives the Saraswathi Yoga. By its name itself it is certain that the benefits of the yoga is not necessary to be explained at all. The native will be very good in writing, speech, knowledgeable, and he/she will be recognized for his/her education globally.

Kalanithi Yoga:

The conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury either in the 2nd house or in the 5th house from the ascendant also the Venus should be either in his own house or in the exhalted house is termed as Kalanithi Yoga. Due to this yoga the native will be highly disciplined, moral based, knowledgeable, very good at writing, in giving a good speech, research, and he/she will be very good at astrology.

Sanga Yoga:

The Sanga Yoga is due to either the conjunction of the lords of the 5th and 6th houses or the placement the house of the 6th lord to the house of the 5th lord and vice versa. Due to this arrangement the native will certainly get the very high education (like PhD etc). The wealth, familiarity, recognition etc will follow him/her automatically.

Balai Yoga:

The conjunction of Jupiter and Venus and their placement to the twelfth position to the Sun, gives rise to Balai Yoga. People with this yoga are very fluent in many languages, they are usually known for their multilingual properties. They are very good in literature and translation etc.

Buthaathiya Yoga or Nebunathuva Yoga:

The conjunction of Sun and Mercury is usually named as Bhuthaathiya Yoga. This yoga is very much useful for one’s education and the native conveniently reaches the highest possible education. But this yoga gets more strength if the Sun and Mercury together if found in Aries, Leo, Gemini and Virgo. Apart from this their placement if it is found at 1,2,4,5 houses certainly the native gets higher education. If such a conjunction found at 7th or 10th houses then the native becomes popular through politics.

Pathira Yoga:

Pathira Yoga comes under the Pancahmagha purushaa Yogas. Among them Pathira yoga is due to Mercury. If the Mercury is placed in the Kendras either to the Ascendant or the Moon with exhaltation or in its own sign the native gets pathira yoga. For such a person the educational achievements are not countable, he/she will be highly gifted with education. They will get some authoritative positions in their later part of the life. It is noted that Dr.Radhakrishna had this yoga, he was born in as a Virgo ascendant and in that sign itself Mercury is placed along with Sun. Hence he was known for his knowledge.

Amavasya yoga:

If anybody gets birth on a new moon day, this yoga arises. This is due to the conjunction of Sun and Moon. This yoga gets more strength if both of them placed in Aries, Taurus, Cancer or Leo and they should be aspected by Jupiter or Venus like malefic planets. Usually such a person will be very good in literature studies and their writing skills will be rewarded. They will become familiar even in politics.

Thenu Yoga:

If the lord of the second house placed in conjunction with a benefic planet and without having the aspect of any malefic planet or with the aspect of any benefic and without the aspect of any malefic planet, the Thenu Yoga occurs. Such a native will have higher education and the life will be luxurious. This yoga gets more strength if the lord of the second house is placed in its own or its exhalted sign. Furthermore the native should get the dasa of the second lord at the right time to succeed well.

Budha Yoga:

This yoga is little bit complicated to find out. The Jupiter should be in the Ascendant, the Chandra should be at Kendra to the Jupiter, and to the Chandra at in the second position Mars, in the third position Saturn gives Budha Yoga. Such a native will be highly learned person, courageous and he/she is blessed with Raja Yogas.

Guru Chandra Yoga:

Guru Chandra Yoga is due to the placement of Guru in the trikonas to the Moon. Guru Chandra makes the native a knowledgeable scholar and the native will be known for his/her educative talents. But they do the job, which is not related to their education. Usually these people are found in export and import business and also in politics. They become popular either at Chandra or in Jupiter dasa. While considering one’s education the Jupiter and Mercury alone should not be considered almost every planet is responsible for the education as given below.


The sun is refereed as Asthma Karagan, in education administration, medicine, language abilities are his domain. If Sun is posited well in one’s horoscope such a person will be usually intelligent.


The Mathurkaraga, Chandrabhagwan focusses his attention on art, literature, medicine, poetry, imagination etc.


Bhoomikaragan, Mars takes care of architecture, mantras, constructions, chemistry, military equipment reassignments and the way of utilizing it.


Bhuthikaragan, mercury is having more attention while considering one’s education. Advocation, writing, speech, communication, diplomacy all are his department.


Puthirakaragan, If one is blessed with Guru, he remains as a teacher, religious leader and also he is related to research studies.


Kalathirakaragan, Venus is responsible for the art, cinema, music, dancing, acting etc.


Kaviakaragan, this planet is related to the ethics, novels writing etc.


Yogakaragan, Rahu is related to mathematics, medicine, business, printing presses, electrical equipments and modelling etc.


Motchakaragan, without his grace it may not be possible to get wisdom.

It is to be noted that the every person to go very high in the education the dasa of the 1,2,4,5 and 9th house lords should come at the right age. Temporary break in education occurs when the dasa or the transit is bad. Like when the Saturn comes around 12th, 1st and 2nd house to the moon (Seven and half), when he reaches 8th house to the moon (astama sani), when he reaches 4th house to the moon (astama sani) etc and during Sani and Ragu dasa in general. But the education gets continued later when the dasa of the 2nd and 4th lord occurs. Usually during the dasa period of the 5th and 9th house lord the students can get the advantage of even going abroad for studies with scholarship/ stipend. The lords of the above said house are determining the educational achievements of the native. If the lords of the first and second house are in parivarthana or placed in conjunction at the first house, it is termed as Andhiya Vayasu Dhana Yoga, they struggle in the first part of life and then the later part is beneficial to them.