Rashi Gochar Vedha - Transit based Planetary Obstruction

When a planet is transiting on a benefic house and at the same time another planet is transiting on an obstructing house the benefic results of the transit are converted into bad ones. This behaviour of planets is called vedha. In following pages benefic/malefic places of transit of planets will be described.

Sun : Benefic houses for transit:3, 6, 10, 11.

Vedha Houses : 9, 12, 4, 5

It means that 3rd house is considered lucky for transit of Sun but if a planet is posited in 9th house (except Saturn as Saturn is son of Sun, there is no vedha of father-son) sun will be obstructed and will lose his beneficence.

Similarly Sun is auspicious on 6th house but it will lose its beneficence if a planet is present in 12th house. Similarly if Sun is in transiting on 10th house, a planet in 4th and if Sun is on 11th, planet in 5th house will cause obstruction and weaken Sun.

Vedha for other planets are mentioned below:

Moon : Gives good results on 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11 in transit but if other planets are present in 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, Moon will be powerless due to vedha. However vedha of Mercury is not considered because Mercury is son of Moon.

Mars : Gives good results on 3, 6, 11. If the other planet is in 5, 9, 12, Mars will be weak due to vedha.

Mercury : Gives auspicious results on 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11 in transit but if another planet is in 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12 it will be neutralized due to vedha. Vedha of Moon is not considered for Mercury.

Jupiter : Gives good results on 2, 5, 7, 9, 11. By vedha planets of 3, 4, 8, 10, 12 become neutral. (It appears to mean that Jupiter is not affected by vedha of other planets.)

Venus : Gives results on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12 houses but other planet in 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 houses at the same time neutralizes Venus.

Vedha of Rahu-Ketu are like Sun.

When a planet transits over a benefic house from natal Moon it gives good results. However if at the same time another planet transits from obstructing house, the good results are converted into bad. Good results will not be obtained till the planet does not leave the obstructing house. However it should also be seen whether the transiting planet is still on auspicious house from Moon or not . If the planet leaves the auspicious house and obstructing planet also leaves the obstructing house, the auspicious planet will not be effective.

The reverse of above rule is also valid. If a planet transits on obstructing house, bad results are obtained. At the same time if a planet travels on an auspicious house, bad results of former planet are neutralized. This is called reverse vedha or vaam vedha.

Example Horoscope

For example a native was born on 11 July 1964 at 21.30 hrs at Delhi. Its lagna horoscope is given below . If we look for transit on 9 August 2005 at 16.30 hrs the transit horoscope will be as follows :

Lagna Kundli
Lagna Kundli
D.O.B : 11 July 1964
T.O.B : 21.30 Hrs
P.O.B : Delhi
Gochar Kundli
Gochar Kundli
Transit Date : 9 August 2005
Transit Time : 16.30 Hrs
Transit Place :Delhi

In transit horoscope we shall see the benefic and vedha houses from Moonsign of native. The moonsign of native is Cancer. Therefore position of planets will be seen by considering Cancer as 1st house. For example if we wish to study the transit of Jupiter, the benefic houses for Jupiter are 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11 from Moon and obstructing houses are 3, 4, 8, 10 and 12.

In transit horoscope Jupiter is in Virgo. It means Jupiter is in 3rd house from Moon sign. This 3rd house is obstructing house for Jupiter, therefore native will suffer due to bad results of Jupiter. The Virgo sign is in 8th house in lagna horoscope of native, therefore native will have to pass through bad results of 8th house. The 8th house indicates accidents, delay in jobs, hurdles and fall of morale. Therefore possibly native may have to pass through these difficulties.

At the same time if we consider reverse vedha i.e., if a planet transits on benefic houses 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11 from Moon for Jupiter, the above mentioned bad effects will be neutralized. In transit horoscope it is seen that in 2nd house from native's moonsign Cancer Venus and in 9th house Rahu are present therefore till this situation continues, native will not suffer due to bad effects of Jupiter. Generally Venus stays in a sign for 1 month to 5 weeks therefore for this period Jupiter's ill effects may remain suspended. Rahu will remain in 9th house for 11/2 years. During this period Jupiter will change his sign and will be in 4th house from Moonsign. Here Jupiter will stay for 1 year. The 4th house is also a vedha place for Jupiter. Therefore Jupiter will not give good results over here. Further Rahu in 9th house from Moon will be in this house for only 6th months. It means that after passing of these 6 months, Jupiter will be in 4th house but Rahu will not be in 9th house. During these 6 months bad results of transit of Jupiter are possible.

Similarly the results of other planet's transit can be forecast by considering vedha.