In ancient India education had a deep ecstatic meaning unlike in the modern times when it is creating people with highly competitive attitude and unloving nature. Education in earlier times was not merely for the purpose of earning a livelihood but it was for attaining a deep insight into living itself. But now a days the whole effort of modern education is to be an achiever of money, name and fame which ultimately destroy the joy of learning for many students. In these circumstances an astrological guidance can be very helpful for the purpose of education counselling and judging the aptitude of a student on the basis of his horoscope.
In Vedic astrology education is seen from the 2nd and 5th house in a horoscope. “यंत्रमंत्रो तथा विद्या बुद्धिश्राव्वे प्रबन्धका: ” is what Sage Parashara has said in the chapter 14 of his Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra. As per this Sanskrit stanza the 5th house is seen for instrument, mantra and education. It is the house of intellect and management skills also.
The Sage Parashara has made it clear that education has to be judge from the 5th house only. However, in some astrological combinations the Parashara and Jaimini Rishi’s has taken the 2nd house from Karakamsha lagna for the education.
These astrological texts of Parashara and Jaimini were written thousands of years ago when there were very few numbers of subjects were on offered to the students for learning. In these classical texts the astrological combinations for learning mathematics, law, statistics, yoga, use of weapons, medicines, chemicals etc. have been given. But now a days a student have the choice of hundred of subjects or courses to choose as per his interest and inclination.
Modern legendary astrologer Shri K.N. Rao have done a great research in the area of forecasting education from the horoscope of a native. In the book “Planets and Education” written under his guidance a list of astrological parameters have been given to judge the education on the basis of planetary combinations in a horoscope.
As per the modern methods of astrology the following points are to be seen for judging the education in a horoscope.
Mark the technical and non-technical signs first.
Technical Signs:- All fiery signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) , Signs of Mercury and Saturn i.e. Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius.
Non-Technical Signs:- All watery signs ( Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) and the signs of Venus ( Taurus and Libra).
The different planets gives different subjects of studies as per their disposition in technical or non-technical signs and the influences of other planets on them.
Sun: When the Sun is under the influences of benefice planets then it gives the study of political science and public administration. Sun under with the Mercury and Mars in technical sign gives study of statistics. If there are influences of Mars and Saturn on the Sun then it gives engineering in the subjects like electrical.
Moon: As per Hindu mythology and astrological text Moon rules over medicinal plants, medicines, music, fine arts etc. The Moon placed in sign Scorpio under the influences of malefic planets gives the education of medical sciences. Moon in watery sign under malefic influences gives the study of medicines. As per sage Jaimini the Moon and Venus in the Karakamsha makes one a chemist creating drugs. The Moon in Karakamsha under the aspect of Mercury makes one a medical practitioner.
But when the Moon comes under benefic influences in non-technical signs then person study the subject related with humanities and have inclination towards music and fine arts. The role of Moon is very important to decide the inclination of a native to study in a particular area or areas. The more number of planets influencing Moon or the 5th from it can give a native an education in diverse fields.
Mars: The Mars is fiery in nature and it is the karaka of logic as per Hindu astrology. The Mars in association with Saturn and Jupiter gives study of law. But when Mars comes under the influence of hard malefic planets then it gives study of engineering.
As per Jataka Tattva the Mars-Mercury communication makes one a good wrestler or a good entertainer.
Mercury: The planet Mercury signifies commerce, mathematics and literary skills. Mercury place in non-technical sign under benefic influence gives education in fine arts, writing, journalism, mass communication, sculpture design etc. Mercury specially signifies commerce related subjects when the combination of 2nd, 5th and 7th houses/lords is present in the chart.
Mercury when comes under the influences of Sun and Mars it gives education in mathematics. Under the influences of planets like Ketu, Mars and/or Sun in the technical sign the Mercury gives studies of engineering subjects like computer science, telecommunication and electronics. The 5th house from Mercury is specifically study to see the prospects of education as Mercury is the Karaka for education in astrology.
Jupiter: As the karaka of wisdom the Jupiter gives education in holistic studies, Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, naturopathy, history, philosophy, scriptures , religious rites etc. when it is under benefic influences or devoid of any external influences. But when Jupiter comes under the influences of Mars and Saturn it gives education in law.
The Jupiter is also the karaka of Jeeva or living beings. It also gives study of bio-technology when it is under the influences of malefic planets and watery sign are strong in the chart. The Jupiter also signifies management. Its strong influence on the 10th house also gives the inclination to study management related subjects.
Venus: The Venus is the lord of 64 art forms as per Hindu mythologies. A strong Venus without any external influences gives a person the knowledge of so many fine arts like music, dancing, painting etc. Venus with benefic planets like Moon, Mercury and Jupiter gives the study of humanities and fine arts.
Venus also gives study of medicines if it is associated with Moon and/or Mercury. As per Jataka Tattva the Venus, Moon and Mercury giving aspect to the Karakamsha or the 2nd from it make one a medical practitioner. If the Venus and Moon are giving aspect to the Karakamsha lagan then also a person can practice in medical field.
A strong Venus in malefic influences connecting with the 5th house gives study of web designing and multimedia.
Venus under the influence of Saturn in technical signs gives the study of geography. Venus when come under the influence of Jupiter gives hotel management.
Saturn: A strong Saturn under benefic influences or devoid of any external influences gives the study of subjects like history and law. Saturn in association with Mars in technical signs gives the study of mechanical engineering. The Saturn in relation with Moon in watery sign gives inclination to study chemical engineering.
Rahu and Ketu : The Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets as they behave like the planets associated with them or giving them aspect. As per the sage Jaimini a strong Rahu in the Karakamsha or in 2nd house from it makes a native an expert in war skills, dealing with poisonous drugs, building iron and steel machinery. As per Jataka Tattva the Rahu with Sun in the Karakamsha under influences of both malefic and benefic planets gives study of medicines.
As per the modern astrological researches the Rahu also signifies foreign trade , aeronautics and airlines related work. The Ketu gives foreign language when it is associated with 3rd or 5th house and/or their lords along with some benefic influence.