Child Birth & Astrology

- R.K.Eashvar

Birth of children comes natural to human being. Or some would assume it to be so. But is not it true that everybody is not blessed with children. Some of us have been bereft of this beautiful gift. We know it’s all about biological phenomenon. But biological phenomenon is just a part of a larger phenomenon governed by celestial bodies.

Life, flowing as energy in the form of an integral part of the whole, is influencing and getting influenced. Opposite and equal reaction of KARMA theory is operating in the form of relationships. To understand astrologic principals, need of interpretation of codified formulas in the form of definite mathematical methodology is essential. The mathematical numbers are one to nine and zero as a circle of infinite radius, in the cosmos through various permutation and combinations formulate and draw a path of human life. Every individual has definite and unique codified genes of specifically programmed to trigger at a specified time as a resultant reaction of earlier action or actions of previous birth. The response of coupling depends on the position of these codified genes in the path of human life drawn in the cosmos. The science of astrology not only reveals about the likelihood of producing children but also their development, education, married life and much more which is beyond the comprehension of contemporary streams of science.


The 5th house, the Lord of 5th, the planets there in, as also the aspect to them and Jupiter and Moon, the significators, their placement in fruitful sign i.e. 4,8,12; Barren sign i.e.3,5,6; or Mediocre signs i.e. 2,7,9,10,11 are considered to judge progeny prospects. The affliction to the above Houses and their Lords & significators reduce the chances and children being born or their longevity.

    Parameters: Auspicious relation of:
  • Lagna / Lagna Lord
  • 5 House/ 5 Lord from Lagna / Jupiter
  • Dispositor 5 Lord
  • 5 pada
  • 9 House/ 9 Loard ( for Female)
  • Study in D/9 ( Navamsa) & D/7 (Saptamsa)
  • Relation between Lagna Lords of D/1 & D/7
  • 5 Lord, Jupiter or D1 in D7 & their relation with Lagna/ Lagna Lord of D7.
Putra Saham ( Jupiter-Moon +Asc.) Transit of Jupiter over Putra Saham means birth of child. Beeja Saputa (BS)

( for males) & Khestra saputa (KS) (for female)
Strong and well placed Beeja Saputa: Sun+Jupiter+Venus and
Khestra Saputa: Mars+Jupiter+Moon means progeny. Beeja Saputa in odd sign/ odd navamsa and Khestra Saputa in even sign/ even navamsa otherwise delay.

If afflicted : Beeja Saputa in 9 House ( no child)
Khestra Saputa in 5 House (miscarriage)
Malefics in 5th from Beeja Saputa and 9th from Khestra Saputa makes them weak.

Garbhadanam: or Conception:

This samskara ensures the conception. This samskara is said to do away with all the impurities related to conception and reproductive system of female so as to ensure the birth of a lucky and healthy child.

Conception should be done between fourth and sixteenth night from the day of menstruation. Conception on even nights is said to give male child and on odd nights gives female child.

Nakshatras: All fixed nakshatras, Mrigasira, Anuradha,Hasta, Swati,Shravanam, Dhanishta and Satabhisha are the best nakshatras for conception.

Tithis: 1,2,3,5,7,10,12 and 13 tithis are good. Rikta tithes, Amavasya, Poornima and Bhadra tithis are to be avoided. Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are good. Monday is medium.

Lagna: The lagna should have benefics in kendras and Trikonas. Malefices should be in 3,6,11 houses. Lagna should be aspected by male planets and Moon should be in odd navamsa. Proper Chandra and Tara suddhi is to be ensured for both male and female.

Sex Potentiality

In female horoscope 5th and 7th house indicate sex potentiality of a lady. 5th house is a social house, indicating your relations with other people on a purely emotional basis, romantic affairs, children, pleasure, speculation and affections. 7th house indicates the culmination of some of the affairs of 5th house. So for sex potentiality of a lady, 5th and 7th houses are to be judged also 12th house, Mars and Venus also indicate the sex degree of female.

Child Birth In Prasna Sastra

Lagna lord or Moon posited in 5th house in prasna chart indicates promise of children.

5th lord in lagna indicates children.

  1. If there is a relationship between 5th lord and lagna lord or 5th lord and Moon, indicate children.
  2. If there is relationship between Jupiter and 5th house or 5th lord, indicate children.
  3. If lagna lord or 5th lord from lagna lord is combusted, there can be defect in male.
  4. If Arudha lagna lord or 9th lord from Arudha lagna lord are combusted, there can be defect in female.
  5. If there is natural benefic planet in 5th house or 11th house, one can say that the mother is already pregnant.
  6. If Mercury is in prasna lagna, one can say that the mother is already pregnant.
  7. If Sun, Moon, Mars and Venus are in their own signs, one can say that the mother is already pregnant.
  8. If Lagna lord and Moon are in 5th house, the mother is already pregnant.
  9. If 5th lord is in Seershodaya sign, the mother is already pregnant.
  10. If Venus is either posited or aspecting lagna or 5th house, the mother is already pregnant.
  11. If Rahu is posited in lagna or Arudha lagna or chatra rasi, the mother is already pregnant.
  12. If there is a relationship between lagnalord and 5th lord in prasna chart, birth of a child can be predicted during that year.


Either lagna lord or Moon is in Apoklimas ( 3,6,9,12) and forms Ithasala yoga with either Lagna or 5th house, one can say that there is no pregnancy.

If 5th lord is in fixed navamsa, there is no pregnancy.


Saturn in odd house indicates male child and even house indicates female child. But if Saturn is in Ascendant, it indicates female child.

5th lord in male star indicates male child and female star indicates female child.

(From Aswini to Mrigasira and from Moola to Revati are male stars. From Arudra to Swathi are female stars. Visakha, Anuradha and Jyesta are eunuch stars.)

If the star lord of 5th lord is male planet, the child is male child and if the star lord of 5th lord is female planet, the child is female child.

If Moon or Jupiter are posited in the 5th house in prasna chart, then there will be more number of female children.


If the prasna ascendant is in duel sign and posited by natural benefic planets, there can be twins.

If Moon, Mars and Venus are posited in duel signs or duel navamsa signs and aspected by Mercury, there can be twins.

If the above three planets are posited in odd duel signs (Mithuns, Dhanu) and aspected by Mercury, male twins and posited in even duel signs (Kanya, Meena) and aspected by Mercury, female twins will born. If the planets are posited in both odd and even duel signs, one male and one female twin birth will take palce.

Number of Children:

There will be so many male children for the person as many number of male planets aspect the 5th house. Similarly the number of female children.

Note the number of navamsas the fifth lord shifted from his place. So many children can be predicted.

If Taurus, Leo,Virgo and Scorpio happen to be the 5th house, then there will be less number of children.


    Month Ruling Planet

  1. Venus
  2. Mars
  3. Jupiter
  4. Sun
  5. Moon
  6. Saturn
  7. Mercury
  8. Natal Ascendant Lord
  9. Sun
  10. Moon
The concerned planet should not be afflicted in transit during the month.


If Mars is posited in the 8th house in prasna chart, it indicates abortion.

If Mars is associated with either Saturn or Rahu and posited in Lagna or 5th house, then there will be difficulties during delivery. If Jupiter is aspecting, even though there will be difficulties, there will not be any loss.

If Venus and Mars are either associated with each other or aspecting each other, in prasna chart, it indicates abortion.

If Mars aspects Jupiter with his 4th aspect, there will be repeated abortions because of gynecology problems.

If Mars is having any relation with 5th house or 5th lord or Jupiter or 5th from Jupiter, then there can be operation.